Development Plan Proposal for Unifying Interrupt and PCI APIs

Bogdan Vacaliuc bvacaliuc at
Sat Oct 23 18:45:46 UTC 2004

On Saturday, October 23, 2004 2:07 PM, Chris Caudle wrote:
> If you allow interrupt sharing, you have to allow chaining of
> interrupt handlers, such that if an interrupt is signaled, the first
> handler is notified, and after that handler is finished, it must
> check the chain to see if any other handlers are registered for that
> same interrupt, and if so, pass along the notification to the next in
> the chain. 

I would add that there should be a mechanism to break the chain if the device's interrupt was actually serviced by the handler (and
the interrupt source cleared).


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