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Re: About Linux glue sofware interrupts. [PATCH]

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: About Linux glue sofware interrupts. [PATCH]
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 17:47:54 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 06:28:51AM +0100, Gianluca Guida wrote:
> Current GNU Mach provides Linux's "software interrupts" (bottom
> halves) by calling 'linux_soft_intr'  during spl switches and Linux's
> schedule() call.
> However, Mach has support for software interrupts or similar,
> obscurely called 'ASTs' (see kern/ast.c).
> This patch make the glue use Mach AST's and remove the invasive (IMHO)
> SPL's hacks and let schedule() just block the thread, not making it
> deal with software interrupts.


> Testing and feedback, as always, would be gratly appreciated!

I'll be sure to do that during the next days; likewise for your
glue-memory-management patch.


P.S. Gianluca, it'd probably be a good time now to request and sign
assignment papers for GNU Mach.

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