path: root/kernel/irq/internals.h
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authorThomas Gleixner <>2014-02-15 00:55:19 +0000
committerThomas Gleixner <>2014-02-19 17:22:44 +0100
commita92444c6b2225a9115d661c950cb48a22aeace20 (patch)
treead76dd71c9fec1648469009cb356351ca23daef0 /kernel/irq/internals.h
parent18258f7239a61d8929b8e0c7b6d46c446459074c (diff)
genirq: Provide irq_wake_thread()
In course of the sdhci/sdio discussion with Russell about killing the sdio kthread hackery we discovered the need to be able to wake an interrupt thread from software. The rationale for this is, that sdio hardware can lack proper interrupt support for certain features. So the driver needs to poll the status registers, but at the same time it needs to be woken up by an hardware interrupt. To be able to get rid of the home brewn kthread construct of sdio we need a way to wake an irq thread independent of an actual hardware interrupt. Provide an irq_wake_thread() function which wakes up the thread which is associated to a given dev_id. This allows sdio to invoke the irq thread from the hardware irq handler via the IRQ_WAKE_THREAD return value and provides a possibility to wake it via a timer for the polling scenarios. That allows to simplify the sdio logic significantly. Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <> Cc: Russell King <> Cc: Chris Ball <> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <> Link:
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/irq/internals.h')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/irq/internals.h b/kernel/irq/internals.h
index 001fa5bab490..d61ac29e32d0 100644
--- a/kernel/irq/internals.h
+++ b/kernel/irq/internals.h
@@ -82,6 +82,7 @@ irqreturn_t handle_irq_event(struct irq_desc *desc);
/* Resending of interrupts :*/
void check_irq_resend(struct irq_desc *desc, unsigned int irq);
bool irq_wait_for_poll(struct irq_desc *desc);
+void __irq_wake_thread(struct irq_desc *desc, struct irqaction *action);
extern void register_irq_proc(unsigned int irq, struct irq_desc *desc);