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SPLRAISEIPL(9)         NetBSD Kernel Developer's Manual         SPLRAISEIPL(9)


NAME
splraiseipl -- raise the system priority level
SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/intr.h> int splraiseipl(ipl_cookie_t icookie);
DESCRIPTION
splraiseipl() raises the system priority level to the level specified by icookie. icookie should be a value returned by makeiplcookie(). In general, device drivers should not make use of this interface. To ensure correct synchronization, device drivers should use the condvar(9), mutex(9), and rwlock(9) interfaces. See the spl(9) manual page for a description of interrupt priority lev- els.
RETURN VALUES
splraiseipl() returns saved priority level which can be used for splx().
EXAMPLES
The following two lines are functional equivalents. s = splraiseipl(makeiplcookie(IPL_VM)); s = splvm(); Because makeiplcookie() can be slow and is not expected to be used in a performance critical path, it's better to do it beforehand. initialization_code(ipl_t ipl) { ourcookie = makeiplcookie(ipl); } performance_critical_code() { int s; s = splraiseipl(ourcookie); do_something(); splx(s); }
SEE ALSO
condvar(9), makeiplcookie(9), mutex(9), rwlock(9), spl(9) NetBSD 9.99 July 9, 2015 NetBSD 9.99
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