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SubjectRe: PATCH 2.4.0.10.3: pc_keyb and q40_keyb cleanup
On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 09:31:42PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> I understand SA_INTERRUPT, my question in the previous e-mail was more
> basic: keyboard_interrupt calls handle_kbd_event with local interrupts
> disabled. [..]

Woops sorry, I misunderstood your question.

>[..] Why are local interrupts disabled?

To avoid to deadlock on the kbd_controller_lock in SMP or to race in UP.

Both irq handler and normal kernel context (open/close) will play with the keyb
controller at around address 0x6x and accesses are serialized via the
kbd_controller_lock.

Andrea
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