Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 19th May 2011 21:31 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Having read the feedback resulting from my previous post on interrupts (itself resulting from an earlier OSnews Asks item on the subject), I've had a look at the way interrupts work on PowerPC v2.02, SPARC v9, Alpha and IA-64 (Itanium), and contribute this back to anyone who's interested (or willing to report any blatant flaw found in my posts). I've also tried to rework a bit my interrupt handling model to make it significantly clearer and have it look more like a design doc and less like a code draft.
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RE[3]: Pop-up threads
by Neolander on Sat 21st May 2011 09:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pop-up threads"
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I hope I'm not annoying you too much, that's not my intent.

No, no ;) Feedback like yours is extremely precious, because I'm one of these stubborn guys that will only listen to criticism with more than one ear when it includes argumentation and claim backing.

If you can demonstrate that threads make your paradigm better, then go for it.

As said above, it has initially appeared to me that pop-up threads were an extremely good option in the context of processes providing independent services to each other. What I'm trying to do here is to keep the design complexity low by creating a universal yet simple paradigm that can be used to solve an insane lot of problems at once, kind of like Unix systems make everything resolve around text files and pipes.

My main gripe is that, after all our talks, you still used blanket statements like the following:

"The former [threaded operation] is obviously significantly better for scalability..."

Apologies for that one ;) As said above, I have to rewrite this part anyway as it lacks completeness. This pop-up thread thing should have a full dedicated article anyway, considering how extensively I want to use it, not just a two-paragraph description in an article about interrupt handling.

Edited 2011-05-21 09:44 UTC

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