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    SubjectRe: [patch] irqlock patch 2.5.27-H4

    On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Ingo Molnar wrote:

    > the latest irqlock patch can be found at:
    > Changes in -H4:
    > - fix the cli()/sti() hack in ide/main.c, per Marcin Dalecki's
    > suggestion. [this leaves the tty layer as the only remaining subsystem
    > that still has cli()/sti() related hacks.]

    Hi Ingo,

    Marcin's suggestions will bring you nowhere.

    You should remove all these locking from ide_unregister_subdriver()
    because in 100% cases it is already called with ide_lock held.

    Also in ide subsystem ide-tape.c needs fixing, however it is already
    broken and proper locking fixing may be non-trivial task.


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