Task Queues

Daris Nevil Daris.Nevil at snmc.com
Fri Jun 9 01:01:51 EST 2000


Not sure what is going wrong for you, but I can show you what
works for me.

Somewhere in your device driver data structure (or as a static
variable) create a task queue:

    struct tq_struct bh_tq;

In your driver initialization function, initialize the task queue:

    static void bottom_half_handler(void* dev);

    bh_tq.routine = bottom_half_hander;
    bh_tq.data = (void*)dev; // Or pass whatever data structure you will need

Then, when you are ready to place your function in the queue:

    queue_task(&bh_tq, &tq_immediate);
    mark_bh(IMMEDIATE_BH); // This might be the step you are missing

The mark_bh() function sets a flag that tells the scheduler it needs to
run the list of functions in the tq_immediate queue.

Hope this helps.

Daris Nevil

Greg Johnson wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am trying to create an ISR for our hardware that implements a
> "bottom half" interrupt handler. I use a task queue to do this
> since our driver is a loadable module. Everything works fine
> except that if the task is added to the tq_immediate task queue
> it does not seem to run. If I use the tq_scheduler task queue
> it works fine. I gather that for bottom halfves that it is
> appropriate to schedule them on the immediate queue.
> I have also tried running other tasks that are scheduled elsewhere
> in the driver, and have the same problem.
> Thanks
> Greg.
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