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authorPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>2010-10-14 14:01:34 +0800
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2010-10-18 19:58:50 +0200
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irq_work: Add generic hardirq context callbacks
Provide a mechanism that allows running code in IRQ context. It is most useful for NMI code that needs to interact with the rest of the system -- like wakeup a task to drain buffers. Perf currently has such a mechanism, so extract that and provide it as a generic feature, independent of perf so that others may also benefit. The IRQ context callback is generated through self-IPIs where possible, or on architectures like powerpc the decrementer (the built-in timer facility) is set to generate an interrupt immediately. Architectures that don't have anything like this get to do with a callback from the timer tick. These architectures can call irq_work_run() at the tail of any IRQ handlers that might enqueue such work (like the perf IRQ handler) to avoid undue latencies in processing the work. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Acked-by: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca> Acked-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> [ various fixes ] Signed-off-by: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> LKML-Reference: <1287036094.7768.291.camel@yhuang-dev> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
-rw-r--r--init/Kconfig8
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 2de5b1cbadd..1ef0b439908 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -21,6 +21,13 @@ config CONSTRUCTORS
depends on !UML
default y
+config HAVE_IRQ_WORK
+ bool
+
+config IRQ_WORK
+ bool
+ depends on HAVE_IRQ_WORK
+
menu "General setup"
config EXPERIMENTAL
@@ -987,6 +994,7 @@ config PERF_EVENTS
default y if (PROFILING || PERF_COUNTERS)
depends on HAVE_PERF_EVENTS
select ANON_INODES
+ select IRQ_WORK
help
Enable kernel support for various performance events provided
by software and hardware.