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From: Marc Zyngier <>
To: Thomas Gleixner <>
	Thierry Reding <>,
	Jonathan Hunter <>,
	Dmitry Osipenko <>,
	Sowjanya Komatineni <>,
	Venkat Reddy Talla <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/4] genirq/irqdomain: Allow partial trimming of irq_data hierarchy
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 09:53:49 +0100
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On 2020-10-07 09:05, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 2020-10-06 21:39, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 06 2020 at 11:11, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>> It appears that some HW is ugly enough that not all the interrupts
>>> connected to a particular interrupt controller end up with the same
>>> hierarchy repth (some of them are terminated early). This leaves
>>   depth?
>>> the irqchip hacker with only two choices, both equally bad:
>>> - create discrete domain chains, one for each "hierarchy depth",
>>>   which is very hard to maintain
>>> - create fake hierarchy levels for the shallow paths, leading
>>>   to all kind of problems (what are the safe hwirq values for these
>>>   fake levels?)
>>> Instead, let's offer the possibility to cut short a single interrupt
>> s/let's offer/implement/
> Thanks for that, I'll fix it locally.
> [...]
>> This is butt ugly, really. Especially the use case where the tegra PMC
>> domain removes itself from the hierarchy from .alloc()
> I don't disagree at all. It is both horrible and dangerous.
> My preference would have been to split the PMC domain into discrete
> domains, each one having having its own depth. But that's incredibly
> hard to express in DT, and would break the combination of old/new
> DT and kernel.
>> That said, I don't have a better idea either. Sigh...
> A (very minor) improvement would be to turn the trim call in the PMC 
> driver into
> a flag set in the first invalid irq_data structure, and let
> __irq_domain_alloc_irqs() do the dirty work.
> Still crap, but at least would prevent some form of abuse. Thoughts?

Actually, I wonder whether we can have a more general approach:

A partial hierarchy that doesn't have an irq_data->chip pointer 
cannot be valid. So I wonder if the least ugly thing to do is to just 
any messing about in the PMC driver, and instead to let 
do the culling, always, by looking for a NULL pointer in irq_data->chip.

Not any less ugly, but at least doesn't need any driver intervention.

Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...

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Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-06 10:11 [PATCH v2 0/4] soc/tegra: Prevent the PMC driver from corrupting interrupt routing Marc Zyngier
2020-10-06 10:11 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] genirq/irqdomain: Allow partial trimming of irq_data hierarchy Marc Zyngier
2020-10-06 20:39   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-10-07  8:05     ` Marc Zyngier
2020-10-07  8:53       ` Marc Zyngier [this message]
2020-10-07 12:23         ` Marc Zyngier
2020-10-07 12:54         ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-10-06 10:11 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] gpio: tegra186: Allow optional irq parent callbacks Marc Zyngier
2020-10-06 10:11 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] soc/tegra: pmc: " Marc Zyngier
2020-10-06 10:11 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] soc/tegra: pmc: Don't create fake interrupt hierarchy levels Marc Zyngier
2020-10-06 12:39 ` [PATCH v2 0/4] soc/tegra: Prevent the PMC driver from corrupting interrupt routing Thierry Reding

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