[uClinux-dev] IRQ Handling Problem

Igor Plyatov plyatov at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 06:58:06 EDT 2009

Hello all!

Device: Coldfire MCF5249C3 alike device with uClinux OS.

I have a problem with IRQ handling in Linux-2.4.34.

Previously Linux-2.4.20 kernel used without problems in IRQ handling,
but when I start to use Linux-2.4.34, I got unexpected IRQ handling

At oscillograms on page
you can see signal at line IRQ_IDE.

With Linux-2.4.34, at start of each IRQ packet, I see delays ~1.8ms.

What can be a reason for such problem?

Toolchain used for Linux-2.4.20:

m68k-elf-tools-20030314.sh (gcc-2.95.3)

Toolchains used for Linux-2.4.34:

m68k-uclinux-tools-20061214.sh (gcc-4.1.1)
freescale-coldfire-4.3-45-m68k-uclinux-i686-pc-linux-gnu (gcc-4.3.2)

For gcc-4.x toolchains - no difference in IRQ_IDE behaviour (still have

Best regards!
Igor Plyatov

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