Re: softirq question

Andi Kleen (
Wed, 23 May 2001 11:39:14 +0200

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 12:26:49PM +0200, Aviv Greenberg wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to enter into sleep mode
> ( current->state = !RUNNING && schedule(_timeout))
> from a softirq ?


> It is not a real hardware interrupt after all, but it still runs in
> the context of a running process....

It is for all practical purposes like an interrupt and can run in any
process context.

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