Posted Dec 12, 2008 2:39 UTC (Fri) by mikov (subscriber, #33179)
Parent article: A new realtime tree
Can somebody explain how threaded interrupt handlers differ from simply using a work queue? I also looked at http://lwn.net/Articles/302043/ but I am no closer to an answer.
In my understanding "threaded interrupt handlers" are simply minimal top halves who wake up a dedicated thread to do teh work of the bottom half (without the usual restrictions). Can't that already be done on a case by case basis in the mainline without a new API?