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SubjectRe: [RFC patch 0/5] genirq: add infrastructure for threaded interrupt handlers
On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 04:46:09PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> writes:
> >
> > - move long running handlers out of the hard interrupt context
>
> I'm not sure I'm really looking forward to this brave new world
> of very long running interrupt handlers. e.g. what do you
> do for example when some handler blocks for a very long time?

We have this issue today with some irqs (USB is known for issue here...)

So I don't think this is a big issue, and in the end, a better idea as
it might force us to confront some of the big abusers and fix them.

thanks,

greg k-h


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