Interrupt Controller — Interrupt Controller Definitions and Usage
Interrupt Vector Assignments
in the eCos source repository) contains interrupt vector number
definitions for use with the eCos kernel and driver interrupt
The BCM283X interrupt controller is somewhat unsystematic and in order to derive some efficiency from it, the eCos interrupt vector table is large and in some places sparse. Some secondary decoding is also performed to demultiplex some shared vectors. The following table shows the overall interrupt mapping scheme.
|0..31||IRQ pending register 1|
|32..63||IRQ pending register 2|
|64..84||IRQ basic pending register|
|85..95||Unused, reserved for expansion|
|96..111||CPU0, per-CPU vectors|
|112..127||CPU1, per-CPU vectors|
|128..143||CPU2, per-CPU vectors|
|144..159||CPU3, per-CPU vectors|
|160..162||Auxiliary device vectors -- demultiplexed|
|163..216||GPIO pin vectors -- demultiplexed|
Interrupt Controller Functions
The BCM283X HAL exports the standard interrupt vector management functions which are in turn called by the generic interrupt management macros.
hal_IRQ_handler() function queries
the IRQ pending registers to determine the interrupt
hal_interrupt_unmask() enable or disable
interrupts within the interrupt controller.
The BCM283X does not have any provision for prioritizing
interrupts, setting their edge/level, per-vector CPU affinity,
or even acknowledge individual vectors. So the functions
hal_interrupt_acknowledge are all empty
The only available mechanism in the BCM283X for redirecting interrupts to different CPUs is to move all device interrupt to a given CPU. This does not match the model to which eCos has been implemented. So, all device interrupts are directed to CPU0, which cannot be changed. CPUs 1 to 3 only handle explicitly multi-core interrupts.
Note that in all the above, it is not recommended to call the
described functions directly. Instead either the HAL macros
HAL_INTERRUPT_MASK et al) or preferably the
kernel or driver APIs should be used to control interrupts.
|2023-04-25||eCosPro Non-Commercial Public License|