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SubjectRe: Short question regarding generic_make_request()
Jens Axboe wrote:
>
> On Sun, Feb 03 2002, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, Steffen Persvold wrote:
> >
> > > Can generic_make_request() be called from interrupt level (or tasklet)
> > > ?
> >
> > no.
>
> In theory, READA from interrupt context would be ok, though. That
> doesn't work in real-life due to the non flag saving spin locking in
> __make_request.
>

Ok, the reason I'm asking is that I receive a request from a remote machine on interrupt level
(tasklet) and want to submit this to the local device. The reason I'm using a tasklet instead of a
kernel thread is that somewhere between RedHat's 2.4.3-12 and 2.4.9-12 kernels the latency of waking
up a kernel thread increased (using a semaphore method similar to the one used in loop.c). I don't
know why this happened, but I guess that if I still could use a kernel thread there wouldn't be any
problems using generic_make_request().

Regards,
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