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SubjectRE: [RFC] IRQ handlers run with some high-priority interrupts(not NMI) enabled on some platform
On Sat, 13 Feb 2021, Song Bao Hua (Barry Song) wrote:

>
> So what is really confusing and a pain to me is that:
> For years people like me have been writing device drivers
> with the idea that irq handlers run with interrupts
> disabled after those commits in genirq. So I don't need
> to care about if some other IRQs on the same cpu will
> jump out to access the data the current IRQ handler
> is accessing.
>
> but it turns out the assumption is not true on some platform.
> So should I start to program devices driver with the new idea
> interrupts can actually come while irqhandler is running?
>
> That's the question which really bothers me.
>

That scenario seems a little contrived to me (drivers for two or more
devices sharing state through their interrupt handlers). Is it real?
I suppose every platform has its quirks. The irq lock in sonic_interrupt()
is only there because of a platform quirk (the same device can trigger
either of two IRQs). Anyway, no-one expects all drivers to work on all
platforms; I don't know why it bothers you so much when platforms differ.

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