Re: [PARPORT] parport spinlocks

Philip Blundell (
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 10:58:12 +0100

>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.

You said it was "necessary" though, which implies it was fixing a problem
rather than just improving or tidying up code. Is that the case, and if so
what was the problem?


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