Interfacing user application and interrupt.

John Francis johnfrancsis at
Sat Jul 21 20:13:45 EST 2001


I have a situation where one of the controller on my
board can generate interrupt which I am planning to
use as a signal for a user process to go and read some
data from "serial port or socket".

How is this task commonly done?

What I want to happen is

A *UNIX user process* waits for interrupt to go off.
When the interrupt is generated it goes and reads from
/dev/tty or a socket.

I also have ppc linux interrupt handler that correctly
detects the interrupt from the device. Now what I am
missing is how does the kernel interrupt handler
indicate to the user process that  there was an
interrupt and user process needs to do its thing....

Any pointers on how to do this properly?


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