Patchwork [05/13] powerpc/book3e: Don't re-trigger decrementer on lazy irq restore

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Submitter Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date July 9, 2010, 6:16 a.m.
Message ID <1278656215-24705-5-git-send-email-benh@kernel.crashing.org>
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Permalink /patch/58346/
State Accepted, archived
Commit e8775d4aa17d70d123814e68a6a51bbea50e5c16
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Benjamin Herrenschmidt - July 9, 2010, 6:16 a.m.
The decrementer on BookE acts as a level interrupt and doesn't
need to be re-triggered when going negative. It doesn't go
negative anyways (unless programmed to auto-reload with a
negative value) as it stops when reaching 0.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
---
 arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c |    9 +++++++++
 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
index 77be3d0..fa6f385 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
@@ -159,8 +159,17 @@  notrace void raw_local_irq_restore(unsigned long en)
 	 * use local_paca instead of get_paca() to avoid preemption checking.
 	 */
 	local_paca->hard_enabled = en;
+
+#ifndef CONFIG_BOOKE
+	/* On server, re-trigger the decrementer if it went negative since
+	 * some processors only trigger on edge transitions of the sign bit.
+	 *
+	 * BookE has a level sensitive decrementer (latches in TSR) so we
+	 * don't need that
+	 */
 	if ((int)mfspr(SPRN_DEC) < 0)
 		mtspr(SPRN_DEC, 1);
+#endif /* CONFIG_BOOKE */
 
 	/*
 	 * Force the delivery of pending soft-disabled interrupts on PS3.