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Re: soft interrupts mutex condition variable

I found the answer -- sorry for the noise :-)

The kernel does not allow software interrupts to use facilities or per-
     form actions that are likely to block for a significant amount of time.
     This means that it's not valid for a software interrupt to sleep on con-
     dition variables

Frank Zerangue

On Jan 20, 2010, at 9:10 PM, Frank Zerangue wrote:

> As an adaptive mutex is the preferred synchronization mechanism between LWP's 
> and soft interrupt handlers, is a condition variable wait allowed within a 
> soft interrupt handler?
> Regards,
> Frank Zerangue

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