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SubjectRe: Why no interrupt priorities?
On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 02:26:31PM +0800, Michael Frank wrote:
> Is this to imply that edge triggered shared interrupts are used anywhere?

It is (or used to be) rather common with serial ports. Remember that
COM1 and COM3 were both defined to use IRQ4 and COM2 and COM4 to use

> Never occured to me to use shared IRQ's edge triggered as this mode
> _cannot_ work reliably for HW limitations.

The serial driver takes great care with this - when we service such an
interrupt, we keep going until we have scanned all the devices until
such time that we can say "all devices are no longer signalling an

This is something it has always done - it's nothing new.

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
maintainer of: 2.6 PCMCIA -
2.6 Serial core
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