Interrupt threads

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Apr 22 17:41:27 PDT 2003

On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 05:49:03PM -0400, Aniruddha Bohra wrote:
> Hello
>    Reading the implementation of interrupt handling on i386,
> and reading Greg Lehey's Usenix paper on FreeBSD 5.0 SMP
> implementation, I understand that interrupt handling is done in
> process context. This is needed partly to support sleeping while
> handling the interrupt because GIANT needs to be locked and
> a sleep is possible there.

This question would probably be better asked on the SMP list than the
generic tech support mailing list.

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