Re: [PATCH 0/8] floppy: cleanup patches

From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Wed Jun 09 2010 - 14:54:14 EST

On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 11:46:13 -0700 (PDT)
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Jun 2010, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> >
> > When going through floppy driver addressing some of the timing
> > bugs, I also saw these leftover things that ought to be cleaned up.
> Ack on them all as far as I'm concerned. I suspect the _real_ bugs in
> floppy.c are about various paths not holding the floppy_lock spinlock, but
> the patches all look fine and certainly don't make anything worse.
> Mind re-sending them after 2.6.35, though? (Or maybe somebody like Greg
> wants to queue them up in their drievr trees)
> Linus

Current plan is to convert all the timers and old BH code to go through
a single workqueue. This avoids all the races and cleans up the cancellation
logic as well without having lots of other changes.

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