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SubjectRe: PCI interrupts
It was a dark and stormy night.  Suddenly "Matthew Clark" <matt@eee.nott.ac.uk> wrote:

> In my development system the PCI card I am developing the
> driver for reports (from the PCI config region) that it is using
> interrupt 5. I can't register this interrupt as it is already
> in use by the USB controller.

PCI interrupts can be shared, but every handler must be registered with the
SA_SHIRQ flag on the request_irq() call. Both the request_irq() and free_irq()
routines need a "dev_id" cookie to uniquely identify your instance of the
interrurpt handler.

You can see shared interrupts in "/proc/interrupts" because there will be a
comma-separated list of handler names for each IRQ level.

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