Re: [PARPORT] parport-diff-980111

Philip Blundell (
Mon, 12 Jan 1998 08:39:47 +0000

>On Mon, 12 Jan 1998, Philip Blundell wrote:
>> Be warned that save_and_cli() is frowned upon by Linus, which is why I
>> took it out of the vger tree again.
>Oh? How come?

Alan explained that it's not so good on SMP. Linus wants people to use local
IRQ spinlocks instead. Take a look at the PLIP changes in 2.1.78 for an


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