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Date:	Tue, 29 May 2007 18:39:31 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Gary Zambrano <>
CC:	Michael Buesch <>,
	Maximilian Engelhardt <>,
	linux-kernel <>,
	linux-wireless <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,, Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: b44: regression in 2.6.22 (resend)

Gary Zambrano wrote:
> The b44 interrupt status reg returns a value of 0 if no interrupts are
> pending. The b44 uses a mask to determine which bits (events) can
> generate device interrupts on the system. If the masked interrupt status
> register bits are not asserted, then the b44 will return to the system
> with handled = 0. 
> So, I think the way the b44 interrupt code is written should be ok and
> not a bug. 

This is normal.

We check for 0xffffffff because that is often how a fault is indicated, 
when the memory location is read during or immediately after hotplug (or 
if the PCI bus is truly faulty).  So for most hardware, you see

tmp = read(irq status)
if (!tmp)
	return irq-none		/* no irq events raised */
if (tmp == 0xffffffff)
	return irq-none		/* hot unplug or h/w fault */

and the method that determines no interrupt handling is needed.



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