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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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