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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
commite360adbe29241a0194e10e20595360dd7b98a2b3 (patch)
treeef5fa5f50a895096bfb25bc11b25949603158238 /kernel/Makefile
parent8e5fc1a7320baf6076391607515dceb61319b36a (diff)
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 'kernel/Makefile')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/Makefile b/kernel/Makefile
index d52b473c99a1..4d9bf5f8531f 100644
--- a/kernel/Makefile
+++ b/kernel/Makefile
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@ CFLAGS_REMOVE_rtmutex-debug.o = -pg
CFLAGS_REMOVE_cgroup-debug.o = -pg
CFLAGS_REMOVE_sched_clock.o = -pg
CFLAGS_REMOVE_perf_event.o = -pg
+CFLAGS_REMOVE_irq_work.o = -pg
obj-$(CONFIG_FREEZER) += freezer.o
@@ -100,6 +101,7 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_TRACING) += trace/
obj-$(CONFIG_X86_DS) += trace/
obj-$(CONFIG_RING_BUFFER) += trace/
obj-$(CONFIG_SMP) += sched_cpupri.o
+obj-$(CONFIG_IRQ_WORK) += irq_work.o
obj-$(CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS) += perf_event.o
obj-$(CONFIG_HAVE_HW_BREAKPOINT) += hw_breakpoint.o
obj-$(CONFIG_USER_RETURN_NOTIFIER) += user-return-notifier.o

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