Re: [PARPORT] Re: L68K: Amiga-Parport-driver

Philip Blundell (
Sun, 30 Aug 1998 22:33:00 +0100

>No. _In_Linux_ 2.1.119 is the arch specific irq code that has to know
>everything about the irq and to ack the irq when it will happen and _then_
>to recall the irq handler. The device driver has not to know how to ack an
>irq to the irq controller.

Imagine a system where you have to acknowledge the irq explicitly by writing
to the parallel port controller (or whatever the device is that's generating
the interrupt). The irq.c code can't do this because it doesn't know the
details of every device -- it doesn't even know _which_ device is generating
the interrupt.


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