Re: [PARPORT] Re: keeping up appearances

Joerg Dorchain (
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 15:06:55 +0100

On Mon, Feb 22, 1999 at 02:53:44PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > The idea of disabling irqs was simply so that if the currently active driver
> > was a polling-mode one, we wouldn't get a flood of useless interrupts.
> Unfortunately for a shared IRQ thats not an option. You may well stop needless
> interrupts off the card (but you should be disabling the irq on the card)
> but you will also turn off stuff like the scsi controller which may be
> upsetting to the end user

This is exactly what we´re talking about. Disabling the hardware irq
source, not the complete handling of this irq.


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