Subject: Re: intlock
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <email@example.com>
Date: 02/24/2004 07:48:32
> > If you want to get rid of this hack in a proper way, it would be
> > to store an "mpsafe" attribute in the handler structure, always
> > call a stub function, and have that take the lock depending
> > on the flag.
> > Of course, for that, all intr_establish functions need an extra
> > flag passed in, and all device drivers must be changed to use it..
> i agree that it's cleaner.
however, i'm not sure about usefulness of an extra flag for
"ipl < somevalue" check in intr_establish is needed anyway because,
if an interrupt handler is not mpsafe, all interrupt handers having
lower ipl than it need to acquire kernel lock regardless of
their own mpsafeness.