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    SubjectRe: [RFC patch 0/5] genirq: add infrastructure for threaded interrupt handlers

    On Thu, 2 Oct 2008, Daniel Walker wrote:

    > On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 21:28 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > > * Daniel Walker <dwalker@mvista.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > > > > Clearly threading irq handlers does have something to do with real
    > > > > > time, unless this patch isn't actually threading anything ..
    > >
    > > Well, that's clearly wrong: threaded IRQ handlers are not tied to
    > > real-time in any way. Yes, they can be used for RT too but as far as the
    > > upstream kernel is involved that's at most an afterthought.
    >
    > You contradict yourself .. I said "Clearly threading irq handlers does

    No he did not.

    > have something to do with real time" then you say "they can be used for
    > RT too" .. So my comments are clearly correct , they have "something" to
    > do with real time. There exists a relationship of some kind or type.


    What Ingo is telling you is:

    - RT needs threaded interrupts.

    - Threaded interrupts do not need RT

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