Re: User mode drivers: part 1, interrupt handling (patchfor 2.6.11)

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 08:39:17 EST

On Llu, 2005-03-14 at 00:02, Peter Chubb wrote:
> I can see there'd be problems if the code allowed shared interrupts,
> but it doesn't.

If you don't allow shared IRQ's its useless, if you do allow shared
IRQ's it deadlocks. Take your pick 8)

As to your comment about needing to do a few more I/O operations I
agree. However if your need is for speed then you might want to just
write a small IRQ helper module for the kernel or extend the syntax I
proposed a little (its conveniently trivial to generate native code from

There isn't much you can do about the status read without MWI on most
chip designs (some get it right by posting status to system memory but
not many)


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