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Hi guys, I've been studying Kernel drivers to start to understand Linux more, the documentation I can find on the internet tells me that in 2.6 a debate was ongoing ...
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    Bottom-half for drivers in Kernel 3.1/3.2


    Hi guys,

    I've been studying Kernel drivers to start to understand Linux more, the documentation I can find on the internet tells me that in 2.6 a debate was ongoing regards dropping tasklets in favour of workqueues or some other bottom-half interrupt mechanism but I've been unable to find any documentation relating to the conclusion of this discussion.

    Does anyone know if a consensus was formed and if there were any kernel changes to go with it?

    Many thanks

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    Hi,

    Tasklets are now old stuff, workqueues is what you must use as BH.
    Last edited by oz; 11-22-2011 at 12:23 PM. Reason: spam removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_tale View Post
    Hi,

    Tasklets are now old stuff, workqueues is what you must use as BH.
    Are the use of softirqs or kernel threads still acceptable under appropriate situations?

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