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Moving interrupts to threads

Moving interrupts to threads

Posted Dec 12, 2008 0:21 UTC (Fri) by shishir (subscriber, #20844)
Parent article: Moving interrupts to threads

"The top half executes with interrupts disabled, so it is imperative that it do as little as possible to keep the system responsive."

I somehow am confused about this line. Isn't this true only for the interrupts registered with IRQF_DISABLED/SA_INTERRUPT? Any interrupt registered using IRQF_SHARED/SA_SHIRQ can be interrupted by other interrupts.

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