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    SubjectRe: PATCH: [2.4.21-pre3] Fix for SMP race condition in IDE code
    On Fri, 2003-01-10 at 18:12, Ross Biro wrote:
    > There is a race condition in all versions of the IDE code that I've
    > looked at including 2.4.18 and 2.4.21-pre3. Basically on an SMP system
    > if mutiple IDE channels are on the same interrupt and 1 channel sends
    > has an interrupt pending on 1 processor while the other processor is
    > calling ide_set_handler, then the interrupt can be mistaken for command
    > completion on both channels, and a command can be completed before it is
    > even issued.

    Thanks Ross. I'll go over this in some detail.
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