Disable hardware interrupts
#include <sys/neutrino.h> void InterruptDisable( void );
Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.
The InterruptDisable() function disables all hardware interrupts. You can call it from a thread or from an interrupt handler. Before calling this function, the thread must:
- have the PROCMGR_AID_IO ability enabled. For more information, see procmgr_ability().
- request I/O privileges by calling:
ThreadCtl( _NTO_TCTL_IO, 0 );
Any kernel call results in the re-enabling of interrupts, and many library routines are built on kernel calls. Masked interrupts aren't affected.
If the thread doesn't do these things, it might SIGSEGV when it calls InterruptDisable().
Reenable the interrupts by calling InterruptEnable().
Since this function disables all hardware interrupts, take care to reenable them as quickly as possible. Failure to do so may result in increased interrupt latency and nonrealtime performance.
Use InterruptDisable() instead of an inline cli to ensure hardware portability with non-x86 CPUs.
Last modified: 2014-06-24