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Re: Modpost warning on Alchemy

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: Modpost warning on Alchemy
From: Sergei Shtylyov <sshtylyov@ru.mvista.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 18:10:58 +0400
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Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

How about using a softirq then?

  Using softirq for what?

 For what you would otherwise want to do in the interrupt context.

If you want an example, then please have a look at phylib, where in the

   No.  I don't feel like rewriting IDE/libata cores. ;-)

interrupt handler you cannot even access the interrupt status register of the originating device (there may be a number of them sharing the same line too), because in general it is impossible to access the MDIO bus from the interrupt context.

   Thanks for the example, though.

  Maciej

MBR, Sergei

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