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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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