[ECOS] FLASH API v.2 and interrupts

Paul D. DeRocco pderocco@ix.netcom.com
Wed Oct 7 17:30:00 GMT 2009


> From: Bart Veer
>
> On other hardware the flash driver has to disable the cache before it
> can talk directly to the flash chip. You do not want interrupts or
> context switches while the cache is disabled, the resulting system
> performance would be terrible. The LEAVE_INTERRUPTS_ENABLED option is
> not available on hardware like this.

That seems an odd assumption to make. In lots of systems, max CPU horsepower
is only needed intermittently, and keeping the system responsive, say, to
slow user input would be preferable to shutting everything down during flash
writes.

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Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
Paul                mailto:pderocco@ix.netcom.com


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