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Is FIQ only used for Audio on i.MX6DL

Question asked by Michael Worster on Sep 14, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 14, 2016 by igorpadykov

I was disabling Audio on my board via menuconfig because I don't have any need for it. Once I disabled "Sound card support" from the Device Drivers menu and checked the resultant .config file I noticed that CONFIG_FIQ was removed as well.


As I understand it there are a number of different reasons to have Fast Interrupts enabled, including differentiation of secure vs unsecure interrupt sources in ARM TrustZone. Also searching in the code base there seem to be a number of references to the FIQ in MTD, sound, and SPI code.


So my question is: why is CONFIG_FIQ removed just from removing "Sound card support" in the menuconfig? Does the i.MX6DL only use FIQ for audio purposes? Seems there are other uses.