Lee Revell wrote:
> On 6/1/07, Matthew Fredrickson <[email protected]> wrote:
>> is it acceptable (although
>> not nice) to simply fix it this way, by disabling irqs while it loads
>> the firmware?
> I would say to just disable IRQs while loading firmware. Almost every
> server I maintain has some vendor driver which generates a "many lost
> ticks!" message on load. As long as it's only done at module load
> time it should be fine.
> Of course the best solution is to just get the driver into mainline.
Disable interrupts for 5-10 seconds (see OP)? You're nuts.
That might be only a minor disaster on an SMP system, assuming IRQ
balancing sends them elsewhere, but on a uniprocessor system you're
effectively shooting the machine in the head.
It should be possible to streamline the code to not hog the stack that way.
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