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    SubjectRe: Deadlock patch for kmod
    Kevin Lentin writes:
    > On Thu, Apr 23, 1998 at 11:34:10AM +1000, Richard Gooch wrote:
    > > Hi, Linus. Below is a small patch that should fix a nasty deadlock
    > > with kmod: if a modprobe initiated by kmod does something that
    > > triggers another module load request via kmod, we have a deadlock. I
    > > hope I've got the process killing semantics correct.
    > Is this the same problem that prevents the module probve for
    > scsi_hostadapter not to work. I've checked and the call is being made, but
    > modprobe just never gets called. I presumed it was because the
    > initailisation of one module is calling another.

    I'm not sure. It will detect the case where a kmod initiated modprobe
    causes the loading module to attempt another module load via kmod.
    Apply the patch and tell us :-)



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