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* OpenPIC and its interrupt numbers on Freescale's e500/e600 cores
The OpenPIC specification does not specify which interrupt source has to
become which interrupt number. This is up to the software implementation
of the interrupt controller. The only requirement is that every
interrupt source has to have an unique interrupt number / vector number.
To accomplish this the current implementation assigns the number zero to
the first source, the number one to the second source and so on until
all interrupt sources have their unique number.
Usually the assigned vector number equals the interrupt number mentioned
in the documentation for a given core / CPU. This is however not true
for the e500 cores (MPC85XX CPUs) where the documentation distinguishes
between internal and external interrupt sources and starts counting at
zero for both of them.
So what to write for external interrupt source X or internal interrupt
source Y into the device tree? Here is an example:
The memory map for the interrupt controller in the MPC8544[0] shows,
that the first interrupt source starts at 0x5_0000 (PIC Register Address
Map-Interrupt Source Configuration Registers). This source becomes the
number zero therefore:
External interrupt 0 = interrupt number 0
External interrupt 1 = interrupt number 1
External interrupt 2 = interrupt number 2
Every interrupt number allocates 0x20 bytes register space. So to get
its number it is sufficient to shift the lower 16bits to right by five.
So for the external interrupt 10 we have:
0x0140 >> 5 = 10
After the external sources, the internal sources follow. The in core I2C
controller on the MPC8544 for instance has the internal source number
27. Oo obtain its interrupt number we take the lower 16bits of its memory
address (0x5_0560) and shift it right:
0x0560 >> 5 = 43
Therefore the I2C device node for the MPC8544 CPU has to have the
interrupt number 43 specified in the device tree.
[0] MPC8544E PowerQUICCTM III, Integrated Host Processor Family Reference Manual
MPC8544ERM Rev. 1 10/2007