IRQ request from server to client and server.loop()

cem akpolat akpolatcem at
Thu Dec 19 01:04:41 CET 2013

On 19 Dec 2013, at 00:36, Adam Lackorzynski <adam at> wrote:

> Hi,
Hi Adam,

> On Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 12:08:39 +0100, cem akpolat wrote:
>> I am quite new to the microkernel concept and I am trying to somehow
>> build an IRQ mechanism between client and server. There are two
>> questions that I want to ask:
>> 1- Is it possible to receive an IRQ message being sent by Server on
>> the client and handle it? I tried to apply that on the shared_ds
>> examples. However what I see is the IRQ registration could be done
>> only on the server side. How can a client, in a shared memory
>> case,receive an IRQ request from server and how can a server send an
>> IRQ request (in other words trigger an IRQ) to the client.
> For something such as shared memory, typically two IRQs are used, one
> for each direction. So both sides can trigger the other and also receive
> notifications.
This is actually the point that I have attempted to figure out until now. We see an example for server side for the registration of IRQ object.
However there is no such a thing on the client side. If there is, I couldn’t find it which means that I have to keep reading the code.
The simple question is actually how we can listen IRQ request on the cline side, especially in which source code should I search the response?

>> 2- How can we remove or disable the server.loop mechanism? What is the
>> role of this function?
> This function implements the receiving part of a server and dispatches
> incoming messages into the server functions that you're probably seen in
> the examples. If you do not want to use that server-loop functionality,
> for example, because it does not fit your needs, you just do something
> different replacing the server.loop() call. Is that your intention?

I have seen the loop code and its working mechanism as well as have noticed how to manipulate it. Honestly, the code is in a considerable manner huge and it is quite easy to muddle the whole thing. Probably, I would change this server loop according to my conditions. 

Thank you so much again. 
> Adam
> -- 
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>  Lackorzynski
Best Regards,

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