Question about shared interrupts in devicetree

Stefan Wahren stefan.wahren at
Wed Apr 22 14:18:41 EDT 2015

> Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at> hat am 7. April 2015 um 13:29 geschrieben:
> On Sat, Apr 04, 2015 at 10:40:13PM +0100, Stefan Wahren wrote:
> > Hi,
> Hi,
> > i'm currently working on drivers (regulator and power switch) for a power
> > subsystem of a ARM9 processor (Freescale i.MX28). There are interrupts for
> > the
> > power subsystem which share the same interrupt line. This interrupt line is
> > needed by both drivers (regulator and power switch).
> >
> > Now the question what is the right way (tm) to specify the interrupt in the
> > devicetree and fetch the irq number during driver probe?
> If the interrupts are generated by the subsystem as a whole, then A
> would be more correct. If you can read some shared register to determine
> the particular sub-block which generated the interrupt, A would
> certainly be the right way of describing the HW.

Just for the records. I asked this question in the Freescale Community and
a Freescale employee reported that the interrupts are generated by the
subsystem as a whole and there is no logical grouping.



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