Re: [BUGS] 2.5.69 syncppp
From: Andrew Morton (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 28 2003 - 17:01:05 EST
Paul Fulghum <paulkf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Was it really the intention of the change to kernel/softirq.c:105
> (source of the warning) that callers to dev_queue_xmit()
> not be allowed to use spinlocks? If so, then what other
> synchronization techniques are appropriate for use in
> an interrupt and timer context?
That warning is there because local_bh_enable will unconditionally enable
interrupts, to run softirqs.
Hence, if someone is calling local_bh_enable() with interrupts disabled
then local_bh_enable() is about to break their locking scheme in subtle
ways. So the warning is there to tell you about this.
And we don't want to be running softirqs with interrupts disabled, for
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