From: Josh Cartwright <>

The use of IRQF_ONESHOT when registering an interrupt handler with
request_irq() is non-sensical.

Not only that, it also prevents the handler from being threaded when it
otherwise should be w/ IRQ_FORCED_THREADING is enabled.  This causes the
following deadlock observed by Sean Nyekjaer on -rt:

Internal error: Oops - BUG: 0 [#1] PREEMPT SMP ARM
   rt_spin_lock_slowlock from queue_kthread_work
   queue_kthread_work from sc16is7xx_irq
   sc16is7xx_irq [sc16is7xx] from handle_irq_event_percpu
   handle_irq_event_percpu from handle_irq_event
   handle_irq_event from handle_level_irq
   handle_level_irq from generic_handle_irq
   generic_handle_irq from mxc_gpio_irq_handler
   mxc_gpio_irq_handler from mx3_gpio_irq_handler
   mx3_gpio_irq_handler from generic_handle_irq
   generic_handle_irq from __handle_domain_irq
   __handle_domain_irq from gic_handle_irq
   gic_handle_irq from __irq_svc
   __irq_svc from rt_spin_unlock
   rt_spin_unlock from kthread_worker_fn
   kthread_worker_fn from kthread
   kthread from ret_from_fork

Fixes: 9e6f4ca3e567 ("sc16is7xx: use kthread_worker for tx_work and irq")
Reported-by: Sean Nyekjaer <>
Signed-off-by: Josh Cartwright <>
Cc: Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Signed-off-by: Julia Cartwright <>
Acked-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
v1 -> v2:
 * Fixed up From:
 * Added Jakub's Acked-by.

This patch has been in -rt for a little while, but it isn't -rt specific.

See relevant bug report thread which starts here:

 drivers/tty/serial/sc16is7xx.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/sc16is7xx.c b/drivers/tty/serial/sc16is7xx.c
index a9d94f7..96a374d 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/sc16is7xx.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/sc16is7xx.c
@@ -1260,7 +1260,7 @@ static int sc16is7xx_probe(struct device *dev,
        /* Setup interrupt */
        ret = devm_request_irq(dev, irq, sc16is7xx_irq,
-                              IRQF_ONESHOT | flags, dev_name(dev), s);
+                              flags, dev_name(dev), s);
        if (!ret)
                return 0;

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