[LAD] Re: [LAU] Thinkpad R60 for Audio Update - Firewire Conflicts with Audio

Pieter Palmers pieterp at joow.be
Tue Apr 10 14:34:34 EDT 2007

Florian Schmidt wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 April 2007, Pieter Palmers wrote:
>> The IRQ handler 'vectors' are called by the hardware, and these call the
>> IRQ handler functions registered in the kernel. Ingo's patch makes these
>> handler functions run in separate threads that are scheduled at a
>> certain priority. These IRQ handler functions then determine what module
>> the IRQ is for/from, and run the IRQ handler for that module, at the
>> same priority as it was scheduled itself.
>> What I propose is that the IRQ handler priority can be set for each
>> module irq handler, instead of for each 'global' irq handler.
> Yes, that would be nice. I'm pretty sure Ingo thought of this before himself. 
me too actually ;)

> I suspect practical reasons [i.e. too much work] for this not being 
> implemented. Am i right, Ingo [CC'ed]?

I don't think it's that much work, but there might be caveats that are 
not really apparent on first sight. If this isn't the case, I might try 
and cook up a patch that can trigger the open source process.


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