[linux-audio-user] soundcard sharing irq with idle devices

st st at tobiah.org
Fri Dec 1 14:39:48 EST 2006

I found this.  It looks like it might be
of interest to you.


Atte André Jensen wrote:
> Hi
> Reading the thread(s) on realtime-kernels, I decided to have another go
> at putting my sound card (IBM T41 laptop) on it's own IRQ. Through luck,
> some black BIOS-magic and help from linux thinkpad mailing list I
> managed to move the sound card, PC-card, modem and SMBus
> controller(whatever that is) to their own IRQ. I'm still trying to get
> *only* the sound card's IRQ moved.
> My question is: Since I don't use the pc-card or the modem, and provided
> that SMBus is something I don't use, will having these extra stuff on
> the same IRQ as the sound card be a problem? Will it make any difference
> if I don't load the kernel modules for the pc card/modem thereby
> disabling them?

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