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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: "Lapo TIN" <lapolapolapo@tin.it>
Cc: <linux-smp@vger.kernel.org>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: smp and irq conflict
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 20:32:46 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070201203246.ece495f0.akpm@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45BE4003005C2845@vsmtp2.tin.it>

On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 18:46:00 +0100 "Lapo TIN" <lapolapolapo@tin.it> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have a problem with IRQs.
> 
> My pc has a CPU PentiumD945 (dual core) and a 2.6.19smp kernel.
> I have two video acquisition board (four bt8t8 each) in the only two pci
> slots of my motherboard. Thus I have a total of 8 bttv modules that are
> working together, and the /proc/interrupts is as follows:
> # cat /proc/interrupts
>            CPU0       CPU1
>   0:      13575          0   IO-APIC-edge      timer
>   1:          2          0   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
>   4:         11          0   IO-APIC-edge      serial
>   8:          1          0   IO-APIC-edge      rtc
>   9:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   acpi
>  12:          4          0   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
>  14:      22286          0   IO-APIC-edge      ide0
>  17:       7073       2097   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb5, eth0
>  18:       2525          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   bttv0, bttv7
>  19:       2829          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   bttv1, bttv4
>  20:       2526          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   bttv2, bttv5
>  21:       2226          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   bttv3, bttv6
>  22:          2          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb4
>  23:         86          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb2
>  24:          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb3
> NMI:          0          0
> LOC:      13484      13502
> ERR:          0
> MIS:          0
> You can see that IRQ18 is shared between bttv0 and bttv7, IRQ19 between
> bttv1 and bttv4 and so on.
> 
> Sometimes it crashes. It seems a matter of conflict in IRQ.
> With only one video board everything is ok, but with two, they shared irq
> and something goes wrong... 
> How can I tell to the kernel to not to share the IRQ for these boards ?
> I think (I don't know if I'm right) that this could be the problem.
> 
> I even tried with another motherboard, and doing cat /proc/interrupts the
> situation was the same, except for 'eth0' that was together with bttv0 and
> bttv7... so it was even worst ! it crashes after few minutes.
> 
> I tried to read IO-APIC.txt in Documentation/i386/ folder, but I didn't
> understand how to avoid the coupling of IRQ.
> Thanks

Should be OK.  Can you provide us with any kernel output from these crashes?
 

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-02  4:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-01 17:46 Lapo TIN
2007-02-02  4:32 ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2007-02-02  5:22   ` Len Brown
2007-02-02 14:52 ` Bill Davidsen
2007-02-05 10:33   ` Benny Amorsen
2007-02-14 16:45     ` Bill Davidsen
     [not found] <fa.bd33YMixT9/jJwHfbD/DebGgVXs@ifi.uio.no>
2007-02-01 23:29 ` Robert Hancock
2007-02-02  0:04   ` Lapo TIN
2007-02-02  0:59     ` Robert Hancock
2007-02-02 11:08     ` Erik Mouw
2007-02-14 17:59       ` Manu Abraham

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