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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6.18-rt7: PowerPC: fix breakage in threaded fasteoi type IRQ handlers
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On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 17:56 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Sergei Shtylyov <sshtylyov@ru.mvista.com> wrote:
>
> > >on PPC64, 'get the vector' initiates an ACK as well - is that done
> > >before handle_irq() is done?
> >
> > Exactly. How else do_IRQ() would know the vector?
>
> the reason i'm asking is that in this case masking is a bit late at this
> point and there's a chance for a repeat interrupt.

What do you mean by a bit late ?

You can't mask before you know what interrupt occured so you don't
really have a choice there :-) I'm pretty sure that mask + eoi is what
Apple does on Darwin too though.

Cheers,
Ben.


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