Re: interrupt processing

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On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 03:46:39PM +0100, Matthew Faulkner wrote:
> Probably a very simple question, but can anyone tell me how the kernel
> decides which CPU (or core) a hardware interrupt gets handled by?

It programs the APIC. IRQs can be handled by a random CPU, by a set of
CPUs, or by a single CPU.

You can have some influence on the APIC IRQ routing by writing
/proc/irq/<irqno>/smp_affinity .


They're all fools. Don't worry. Darwin may be slow, but he'll
eventually get them. -- Matthew Lammers in alt.sysadmin.recovery

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