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From: Marc Kleine-Budde <>
To: Manivannan Sadhasivam <>
Cc:, Thomas Kopp <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] can: mcp251xfd: mcp251xfd_open(): request IRQ as shared
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:46:17 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210727071717.GA33931@thinkpad>

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On 27.07.2021 12:47:17, Manivannan Sadhasivam wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 10:52:13PM +0200, Marc Kleine-Budde wrote:
> > The driver's IRQ handler supports shared IRQs, so request a shared IRQ
> > handler.
> I don't see any issue with the idea but I'd like to understand the
> requirement for it.

Hardware designers might come up with strange ideas, so better be
prepared for this. :)

But seriously, there's a group of people trying to bring the mcp251xfd
driver to work on ACPI based systems. Having a shared mcp251xfd IRQ
handler will (hopefully) help them during debugging.

I've written the IRQ handler to properly only return IRQ_HANDLED if
there really was an interrupt, this means it should be capable running
as a shared IRQ handler. I've tested it and it works. So let the driver
request a shared IRQ handler.

> Usually the IRQ lines are shared when multiple devices use them
> physically. For instance, a MFD device using a single GPIO for all of its
> functions. But I don't see any sort of requirement like that here.

Indeed there is really no good reason to do so, but it works. For
testing I've connected 2 mcp2518fd to the same IRQ line and the kernel
runs both IRQ handlers an interrupt is triggered. If course this brings
the overhead of an additional SPI transfer per IRQ, but it works.

> Making the IRQ lines shared will only induce latency IMO.

ACK - you will not get better performance compared to separate IRQ lines
:) But if you don't use shared interrupts this change doesn't make the
driver or system any slower or induce latency.


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  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-27  7:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-24 20:52 [PATCH] can: mcp251xfd: mcp251xfd_open(): request IRQ as shared Marc Kleine-Budde
2021-07-27  7:17 ` Manivannan Sadhasivam
2021-07-27  7:46   ` Marc Kleine-Budde [this message]
2021-07-27  9:10     ` Manivannan Sadhasivam

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