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    SubjectRe: Possible race condition in usb-serial.c
    On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 11:32:31AM -0800, J wrote:
    > Thank you for the explanation.
    > > serial_close is safe because serial_disconnect
    > > lowers the refcount
    > Sorry, I meant serial_open, as in my original example.
    > I am currently trying to fix a legacy 2.4 based USB
    > driver and I am having various races,
    > serial_open/usb_serial_disconnect is the most lively.
    > I am not asking your help in fixing this old 2.4 junk
    > (in fact I already fixed it using a global semaphore
    > to protect serial_table).

    Which usb-serial driver are you having problems with? What is the oops
    trace? What version of the 2.4 kernel are you using?

    And why are you taking the linux-usb-devel list out of the cc:? :)


    greg k-h
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