In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Mike Smith writes:
>> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Garrett Wollman writes:
>> ><<On Tue, 31 Aug 1999 15:16:48 -0700, Mike Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
>> >
>> >> Actually, that's almost entirely system-dependant.  The BIOS may well 
>> >> poll the keyboard controller/USB controller, for example.
>> >
>> >And designs based on the Intel PIIX4 will generate SMI# interrupts for
>> >whichever activities are programmed in the BIOS, completely bypassing
>> >the traditional interrupt mechanism.
>> And these interrupts will take as much as 50usec to service...
>Since in the context that we're discussing the system is asleep, I can't
>actually see how this is in any way relevant...

Because SMI interrupts happen all the time, not just when it is asleep :-(

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