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    SubjectRe: 2.6.18-rc5 with GRE, iptables and Speedtouch ADSL, PPP over ATM
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    Francois Romieu <romieu@fr.zoreil.com> writes:

    > dev_activate takes BH disabling locks only. How could a softirq happen
    > on the same cpu and trigger a deadlock ?

    That's BTW "possible circular locking dependency" and there is only
    one CPU (no HT, single core - an old mobile Celeron P3).

    I have to admit this machine has a history of mysterious hangs (black
    screen of death), though I think they are related to LAN and maybe disk
    activity, not GRE/PPP/ATM/ADSL (RAM tests ok, the hardware is rather
    common - i440BX etc. but who knows).
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    Krzysztof Halasa

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