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SubjectRe: [patch] io-apic-2.1.98-B

On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> I'd rather fix the driver that is broken than have a system that has a
> unnecessarily complex in handling interrupts. We've had too many problems
> with interrupts under SMP for me to be willing to maintain hackish code
> that doesn't have any solid reason for existing.

aggreed. I suspect the reason you never saw one of those more subtle APIC
message races is that they happen with drivers that enable (local)
interrupts in the IRQ handler. [relative to my previous mail, this fits
into the picture nicely]

-- mingo


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