Re: [AX25] inconsistent lock state

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Fri Jun 17 2011 - 10:11:38 EST

On Friday 17 June 2011 15:51:48 Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 03:36:15PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> (Removed Jarek from cc; his email bounces.)
> > The message hints that disc_data_lock is aquired with softirqs disabled,
> > but does not itself disable softirqs, which can in rare circumstances
> > lead to a deadlock.
> >
> > Does this fix it?
> If so, drivers/net/hamradio.c, function sp_get() would probably need the
> equivalent fix. Same for drivers/net/ppp_async.c:ap_get() and sp_get() in
> drivers/net/ppp_synctty.c.

It seems that ppp_synctty.c is ok, it uses write_lock_irq() already,
sixpack.c looks like it has the same bug as mkiss. I also realized
after sending out the patch that only the write_lock needs to be
changed to write_lock_bh, while read_lock can leave softirqs enabled
because it can be called recursively.

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