[LinuxBIOS] Bios Question

Art Fore art.fore at comcast.net
Fri Oct 14 06:13:44 CEST 2005

No, we are not using any RTOS extensions yet, although we do have the 
embeded XP.  I am trying to get them to test it under Suse Linux which 
also have installed on the machine, but the stargen PCI drivers need to 
be compiled for it and the software ported over. The user level software 
is in .net and we plan on using it on Mono. That is going to be 
interesting. We are getting a 2 microseccond latency in the startgen 
chips though. Thanks for the info though.


Richard Smith wrote:
> On 10/12/05, Art Fore <art.fore at comcast.net> wrote:
>>The PCI interrupt line was monitored with a scope. Driver was the same
>>in both cases.
> Ok so you are watching for the IRQ ack from the IRQ driver.  I don't
> know a whole lot about  the deep internals of the windows irq stack. 
> Does the system ACK the IRQ and pass up up a notification or when you
> hook the IRQ is your driver responsible for all that.
> By driver I meant the chipset driver so they can't be the same.  Via
> vs nvidia.  I would guess that the difference is in the way the
> chipset driver deals with interrupts.
> Unless you can somehow track it down to a setting in the chipset I
> doubt linuxbios will be much help.
> Are you using some type of RTOS extensions for XP?  I wasn't aware
> that you could get response times that small with XP.
> --
> Richard A. Smith

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