Yes, that is quite a long time. How long does it take in the airo
driver? If it's possible to speed up the orinoco.c interrupt handler,
rather than moving stuff into a BH I'd prefer to do that.
It's possible the Cisco cards are just faster, although I would have
thought it a bit unlikely, since I beleive the recent Cisco's are
based on the same MAC controller as the Lucent and Intersil cards (but
> It was just a question if it could be done.
> I would like to try it, so another question (the rxfid stuff...):
> Could I leave just getting the rxfid (rxfid = hermes_read_regn(hw, RXFID);)
> in the interrupt handler and let the bottom half process something like
> a list of FIDs filled by the interrupt handler, or is there any caveat
> in doing so? Would it be better (if at all possible) to leave reading
> in the head in the interrupt handler, such that the status could be
> evaluated and do just the copying of data (which i suspect to be the most
> time-consuming) from the bottom half?
Yes, it's possible. It adds significant complexity though, so I'd
really prefer not to.
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