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Re: [RFC] MIPS: BCM63XX: add Device Tree glue code for IRQ handling

To: Stephen Warren <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] MIPS: BCM63XX: add Device Tree glue code for IRQ handling
From: Jonas Gorski <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:09:59 +0100
Cc:,, Kevin Cernekee <>,, Ralf Baechle <>, Maxime Bizon <>, Florian Fainelli <>
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On 13 November 2012 06:00, Stephen Warren <> wrote:
> On 11/11/2012 05:50 AM, Jonas Gorski wrote:
>> Register IRQ domains through Device Tree for the internal and external
>> interrupt controllers. Register the same IRQ ranges as previously to
>> provide backward compatibility for non-DT drivers.
>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mips/bcm63xx/epic.txt 
>> b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/mips/bcm63xx/epic.txt
> Rather than putting binding docs in an arch-specific directory, perhaps
> put them into a device-type-specific directory, such as
> bindings/interrupt-controller/brcm,bcm63xx-epic.txt?

Almost everyone has their interrupt-controller bindings in
$arch/$platform, but if interrupt-controller is the preferred
location, I can certainly move it there; I have no hard preference for
any location.

>> +- #interrupt-cells: <2>
>> +  This controller supports level and edge triggered interrupts. The
>> +  first cell is the interrupt number, the second is a 1:1 mapping to
>> +  the linux interrupt flags.
> The DT documentation should be self-contained, and not reference
> anything OS-specific. In this case, you could reference
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/interrupt-controller/interrupts.txt
> for the interrupt flags.

Good Idea, I'll do that for the next iteration.

>> diff --git a/arch/mips/bcm63xx/dts/bcm6328.dtsi 
>> b/arch/mips/bcm63xx/dts/bcm6328.dtsi
>>               ranges = <0 0x10000000 0x20000>;
>>               compatible = "simple-bus";
>> +
>> +             interrupt-parent = <&ipic>;
>> +
>> +             perf@0 {
>> +                     epic: interrupt-controller@18 {
> Don't you need some reg properties in the perf and interrupt-controller
> nodes so that the register address can be determined?

Since there is no support code for that property yet I did not add it.
I haven't quite finished yet how the final bindings will be (since
there are/were a few things I haven't finished researching yet, e.g.
how this controller works in SMP context, and how interrupt
controllers are supposed to work).

I can add all expected properties now and add support for them later,
but I feel that this might add properties that will then never
supported, and nobody updates the documentation for that, so I'd
rather like to keep the documentation/dts(i) in sync with what the
actual code expects/supports.


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