Re: More PCI races...

From: Olivier Galibert (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 14:50:13 EST

On Fri, Jun 16, 2000 at 10:07:42AM -0700, David Hinds wrote:
> Actually... this makes me think of something that might be more
> generally useful. Right now we have timers that run in interrupt
> context. Might it be useful to also have a kernel thread that runs
> timer-like stuff, with a timer-like API, but since it is a thread, can
> sleep? So we could say "run this in thread context as soon after time
> X as possible" or "run this in thread context as soon as possible".

Maybe I'm dense, but isn't that exactly what bottom halves are for?


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