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SubjectRe: [patch 2/2] genirq: Provide irq_wake_thread()
On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 12:55:19AM -0000, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> In course of the sdhci/sdio discussion with Russell about killing the
> sdio kthread hackery we discovered the need to be able to wake an
> interrupt thread from software.
> The rationale for this is, that sdio hardware can lack proper
> interrupt support for certain features. So the driver needs to poll
> the status registers, but at the same time it needs to be woken up by
> an hardware interrupt.
> To be able to get rid of the home brewn kthread construct of sdio we
> need a way to wake an irq thread independent of an actual hardware
> interrupt.
> Provide an irq_wake_thread() function which wakes up the thread which
> is associated to a given dev_id. This allows sdio to invoke the irq
> thread from the hardware irq handler via the IRQ_WAKE_THREAD return
> value and provides a possibility to wake it via a timer for the
> polling scenarios. That allows to simplify the sdio logic
> significantly.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <>

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