Re: [RFC][PATCH] irq_work

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Jun 24 2010 - 07:11:10 EST

On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 13:08 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > And I really want hardirq context for perf callbacks, some code actually
> > relies on it (I used to have the fallback in the timer softirq and that
> Surely that could be fixed? *requiring* hard irq context sounds weird.

possibly, but there is no reason what so ever to use softirq here.

> > broke thing at some point).
> I have one case that needs to sleep (but only when interrupting user code)
> They key thing in it really is to switch stacks back to process.

softirq can't sleep either, you need a trampoline anyway.
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