signals handling in the kernel

Detlev Zundel dzu at
Thu Aug 9 23:47:12 EST 2007

Hi Miroslaw,

> I did not find however what would be the best way to propagate interrupt
> signals to the USER level / notify the client that interrupt has occurred.

Follow the advice given here before (and in the book you mention), and
implement poll() in the driver and use select() from userspace to
react to it.  That's the natural solution in the Unix context for what
you are trying to do.  It is not a coincidence that I can only find 3
references to kill_proc below drivers/.

Of course you are welcome to solve your actual problem (using
kill_proc like e.g. drivers/char/watchdog/wd.c) but I am very sure
that you will rediscover the information in the preceding paragraph
the hard way.

Bets wishes

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