Re: [PARPORT] parport spinlocks

Andrea Arcangeli (
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 09:56:58 +0200 (CEST)

On Sun, 30 Aug 1998, Philip Blundell wrote:

>>I fixed and fine grined parport spinlocks. Removing the local cli is an
>>improvmenet but splitting the spinlocks is necessary.
>Why is it necessary - do you think a deadlock can happen with the current
>code? Having three locks seems like overkill.

I don' t want to think if it could happen a deadlock. The patch is the
strightforward way to use spinlock. It' s not overkill. Think why don' t
you use 1 only spinlock all over the kernel and why spinlock spinlocks
exists in first place.

Andrea[s] Arcangeli

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