|Summary:||eisa_set_level_irq() called by acpi_bus_init()|
|Product:||ACPI||Reporter:||Len Brown (lenb)|
|Component:||Config-Interrupts||Assignee:||Len Brown (lenb)|
Description Len Brown 2003-10-20 12:24:03 UTC
On X86 in PIC mode, acpi_bus_init() calls eisa_set_level_irq() to put the PIC into level triggered mode on the SCI. Issues with this: 1. kernel build fails if CONFIG_ACPI && !CONFIG_PCI eisa_set_level_irq() is in PCI specific code, even though it is PIC specific, not PCI specific. 2. may not be correct to always set SCI to level sensitive. Although the ACPI spec says that the ACPI interrupt should be level triggered, that may not be the case in practice. Indeed, with the ACPI interrupt in APIC mode we've found many exceptions. If the MB sends a pulse for the SCI and we set the PIC to level triggered, then we may get spurious IRQ7, or no ACPI interrupt at all. I believe the fix for this problem is to copy this PIC specific function into an X86 specific ACPI file, and modify it to add a warning when it actually changes the trigger mode from edge to level. If we see that warning and later see SCI not working or IRQ7 spurious interrupts, then we know we need to remove this call. On the other hand, if we see this warning and the SCI is working, then we know that we need this call for those MB's whose BIOS incorrectly sets the SCI trigger mode.
Comment 1 Len Brown 2003-10-20 21:07:35 UTC
Comment 2 Len Brown 2003-11-30 21:15:52 UTC
in 2.4.23: acpi_pic_sci= [HW,ACPI] ACPI System Conrol Interrupt trigger mode level Force PIC-mode SCI to Level Trigger (default) edge Force PIC-mode SCI to Edge Trigger