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SubjectRe: QUESTION: Network hangs with BP6 and 2.4.x kernels, hardware
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Andrew Morton writes:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > I'm also nervous about the complete lack of locking in vortex_timer():
> > disabling interrupts doesn't mean that transmits couldn't be
> > pending. But maybe the hardware is ok with changing status concurrently.
>
> disable_irq() is very useful in functions such as this. It
> would be a shame to have to stop using it.

Doesn't the NCR53C9x SCSI drivers use disable_irq() a lot? Do they have
any problems?
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