[PATCH] bug w/ shared interrupts

From: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson_at_hp.com>
Date: 2004-04-27 00:29:00
   I just ran into a bug introduced by cset 1.1371.519.37.  The scenario
is a builtin driver is up and running happily.  A module loads for a
devices that happens to share the same interrupt vector, in this case a
network driver.  The module calls pci_enable_device() as it should,
which eventually lands in iosapic_enable_intr().  We then proceed to
mask the interrupt and kill the device that's already running.  As a
bonus, request_interrupt() doesn't fix the problem because we only call
the startup for the interrupt handler on the first action attached to
the interrupt.

   I think the best way out of this is simply to detect when an action
is already attached to a vector and leave it alone.  This also prevents
interrupts from moving to other cpus (on boxes w/o irq redirection) for
no good reason.  Thanks,


Alex Williamson                             HP Linux & Open Source Lab

===== arch/ia64/kernel/iosapic.c 1.39 vs edited =====
--- 1.39/arch/ia64/kernel/iosapic.c	Wed Apr 21 15:26:09 2004
+++ edited/arch/ia64/kernel/iosapic.c	Sun Apr 25 21:13:33 2004
@@ -648,6 +648,16 @@
 iosapic_enable_intr (unsigned int vector)
 	unsigned int dest;
+	irq_desc_t *desc;
+	/*
+	 * In the case of a shared interrupt, do not re-route the vector, and
+	 * especially do not mask a running interrupt (startup will not get
+	 * called for a shared interrupt).
+	 */
+	desc = irq_descp(vector);
+	if (desc->action)
+		return;
 #ifdef CONFIG_SMP

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