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Linux Kernel Interrupt Controller

Linux Kernel Interrupt Controller API Interrupt handling is an important part of the Linux kernel. Most of the kernel’s functionality, mainly in embedded system, involve interrupt handling. This article describes the most important concepts related to the Linux kernel’s interrupt … Continue reading

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Linux Kernel Interrupt Descriptor

IRQ number and Interrupt Descriptor An IRQ is an interrupt request from a device. Currently they can come in over a pin, or over a packet. Several devices may be connected to the same pin thus sharing an IRQ. An … Continue reading

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