Re: locking issue (hardirq+softirq+user)

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Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 14:35 +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>> Hi!
>> an user still gets NMI watchdog warning, that the machine deadlocked.
> have you tried enabling LOCKDEP ?

No, only PROVE_LOCKING, I apply him to turn this on too.

>> isr() /* i.e. hardirq context */
>> {
>> spin_lock(&lock);
>> ...
>> spin_unlock(&lock);
>> }
> this is ok if you are 100% sure that this never gets called in any other
> way

It holds. Only in request_irq isr function name occurs.

>> timer() /* i.e. softirq context */
>> {
>> unsigned int f;
>> spin_lock_irqsave(&lock, f) /* stack shows, that it locks here */
> this is a bug, the flags are an "unsigned long" not "unsigned int"!
> It may do really bad stuff!

Aah, sorry, I misread the code, I saw flags, but it was port->flags;
board->flags, which is used in irq{save,restore} functions, is ulong.

thanks for the quick reply,
--            Jiri Slaby
faculty of informatics, masaryk university, brno, cz
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