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Date:	Sat, 6 Oct 2007 21:43:27 -0700
From:	"Yinghai Lu" <yhlu.kernel@...il.com>
To:	"Jeff Garzik" <jeff@...zik.org>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, "Ayaz Abdulla" <aabdulla@...dia.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] forcedeth: interrupt handling cleanup

On 10/6/07, Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org> wrote:
>
> commit a606d2a111cdf948da5d69eb1de5526c5c2dafef
> Author: Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
> Date:   Fri Oct 5 22:56:05 2007 -0400
>
>     [netdrvr] forcedeth: interrupt handling cleanup
>
>     * nv_nic_irq_optimized() and nv_nic_irq_other() were complete duplicates
>       of nv_nic_irq(), with the exception of one function call.  Consolidate
>       all three into a single interrupt handler, deleting a lot of redundant
>       code.
>
>     * greatly simplify irq handler locking.
>
>       Prior to this change, the irq handler(s) would acquire and release
>       np->lock for each action (RX, TX, other events).
>
>       For the common case -- RX or TX work -- the lock is always acquired,
>       making all successive acquire/release combinations largely redundant.
>
>       Acquire the lock at the beginning of the irq handler, and release it at
>       the end of the irq handler.  This is simple, easy, and obvious.
>
>     * remove irq handler work loop.
>
>       All interesting events emanating from the irq handler either have
>       their own work loops, or they poke a timer into action.
>
>       Therefore, delete the pointless master interrupt handler work loop.
>
>     Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@...hat.com>
>
>  drivers/net/forcedeth.c |  325 +++++++++++-------------------------------------
>  1 file changed, 77 insertions(+), 248 deletions(-)
>
any chance to create three verion irq handlers for ioapic, msi, msi-x...?

MACRO or inline function?

YH
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