can someone explain...[ PCI interrupts]

M. Warner Losh imp at
Wed Dec 7 09:59:28 PST 2005

In message: <018e01c5fafe$c9154a20$642a15ac at smiley>
            "Darren Pilgrim" <darren.pilgrim at> writes:
: From: John Baldwin
: > 
: > The reason [for masking interrupts] is that PCI interrupts are level
: > triggered, so they won't "shut up" until the ISR has run and pacified
: > the PCI device.
: But PCI interrupts can be programmed either level- or edge-triggered, so
: wouldn't programming to edge-triggered interrupts solve the "they won't shut
: up" issue?

PCI interrupts are level.  There's no way to program them otherwise.


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