Commit 23e0e8af authored by Arnd Bergmann's avatar Arnd Bergmann Committed by Paul Mackerras
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powerpc/cell/axon-msi: Fix MSI after kexec

Commit d015fe99

 'powerpc/cell/axon-msi: Retry on missing interrupt'
has turned a rare failure to kexec on QS22 into a reproducible
error, which we have now analysed.

The problem is that after a kexec, the MSIC hardware still points
into the middle of the old ring buffer.  We set up the ring buffer
during reboot, but not the offset into it.  On older kernels, this
would cause a storm of thousands of spurious interrupts after a
kexec, which would most of the time get dropped silently.

With the new code, we time out on each interrupt, waiting for
it to become valid.  If more interrupts come in that we time
out on, this goes on indefinitely, which eventually leads to
a hard crash.

The solution in this commit is to read the current offset from
the MSIC when reinitializing it.  This now works correctly, as
Reported-by: default avatarDirk Herrendoerfer <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <>
Acked-by: default avatarMichael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Mackerras <>
parent a4c74ddd
......@@ -413,6 +413,9 @@ static int axon_msi_probe(struct of_device *device,
msic->read_offset = dcr_read(msic->dcr_host, MSIC_WRITE_OFFSET_REG)
device->dev.platform_data = msic;
ppc_md.setup_msi_irqs = axon_msi_setup_msi_irqs;
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