On 01/18/14 17:41, Julien Grall wrote:
> Hello Nathan,
> On 01/17/2014 03:04 AM, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>> On 01/16/14 18:36, Julien Grall wrote:
>>> On 01/16/2014 01:56 AM, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>>> As I understand, only the simple bus code (see simplebus_attach) is
>>> translating the interrupts in the device on a resource.
>>> So if you have a node directly attached to the root node with
>>> interrupts and MMIO, the driver won't be able to retrieve and
>>> translate the interrupts via bus_alloc_resources.
>> Why not? nexus on ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, and sparc64 can do this.
> I have digged into the code to find the reason of my issue. FreeBSD is
> receiving a VM fault when the driver (xen-dt) is trying to setup the IRQ.
> This is because the GIC is not yet initialized but FreeBSD asks to
> unmask the IRQ (sys/arm/arm/gic.c:306).
> With this problem, all device nodes that are before the GIC in the
> device tree can't have interrupts. For instance this simple device
> will segfault on FreeBSD:
> / {
>   mybus {
>      compatible = "simple-bus";
>      mynode {
>         interrupt-parent = &gic;
>         interrupts = <...>;
>      };
>      gic: gic@xxxx {
>         interrupt-controller;
>      }
>   };
> };
> The node "mynode" will have to move after the GIC to be able to work
> correctly.

Ah, that sounds like a bug in the interrupt handling code. The PPC code
is designed to handle this problem by deferring interrupt setup, as well
as a number of other latent issues, and I think would make a good match
for ARM as well. I made an experimental branch to port it to MIPS (the
code is almost entirely machine-independent) but am waiting for testing.
A general solution to this problem has to involve deferred setup.
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