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SubjectRe: interrupt ?
On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 12:07:37PM -0500, Robert Love wrote:
> On Wed, 2001-11-28 at 20:18, McEnroe wrote:
>
> > what is fast and slow interrupt ?
> > what is the difference between this ?
>
> fast interrupts occur with interrupts disabled, and are expected to be
> completed quickly -- they are performed by the interrupt handlers
> themselves.
>
> a slow interrupt occurs with interrupts enabled, such as bottom half
> tasks.
>

IIRC, bottom half is mostly used by network packet processing.
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