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    Subject[PATCH 2/7] IPMI: remove bogus semaphore from watchdog

    From: Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.com>

    Lockdep was giving an error when loading the IPMI watchdog module. It
    turns out that if you try to claim a lock in a parameter handling
    routine, lockdep won't see that lock as "static" yet because the
    module is not yet on the module list, so it will complain.

    However, the semaphore in question is completely unnecessary. So just
    remove it.

    Not needed for the stable kernel.

    Signed-off-by: Corey Minyard <cminyard@mvista.com>

    ---
    Index: linux-2.6.21/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c
    ===================================================================
    --- linux-2.6.21.orig/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c
    +++ linux-2.6.21/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c
    @@ -164,8 +164,6 @@ static char expect_close;

    static int ifnum_to_use = -1;

    -static DECLARE_RWSEM(register_sem);
    -
    /* Parameters to ipmi_set_timeout */
    #define IPMI_SET_TIMEOUT_NO_HB 0
    #define IPMI_SET_TIMEOUT_HB_IF_NECESSARY 1
    @@ -191,11 +189,9 @@ static int set_param_int(const char *val
    if (endp == val)
    return -EINVAL;

    - down_read(&register_sem);
    *((int *)kp->arg) = l;
    if (watchdog_user)
    rv = ipmi_set_timeout(IPMI_SET_TIMEOUT_HB_IF_NECESSARY);
    - up_read(&register_sem);

    return rv;
    }
    @@ -224,17 +220,15 @@ static int set_param_str(const char *val

    s = strstrip(valcp);

    - down_read(&register_sem);
    rv = fn(s, NULL);
    if (rv)
    - goto out_unlock;
    + goto out;

    check_parms();
    if (watchdog_user)
    rv = ipmi_set_timeout(IPMI_SET_TIMEOUT_HB_IF_NECESSARY);

    - out_unlock:
    - up_read(&register_sem);
    + out:
    return rv;
    }

    @@ -893,7 +887,6 @@ static void ipmi_register_watchdog(int i
    {
    int rv = -EBUSY;

    - down_write(&register_sem);
    if (watchdog_user)
    goto out;

    @@ -920,8 +913,6 @@ static void ipmi_register_watchdog(int i
    }

    out:
    - up_write(&register_sem);
    -
    if ((start_now) && (rv == 0)) {
    /* Run from startup, so start the timer now. */
    start_now = 0; /* Disable this function after first startup. */
    @@ -935,8 +926,6 @@ static void ipmi_unregister_watchdog(int
    {
    int rv;

    - down_write(&register_sem);
    -
    if (!watchdog_user)
    goto out;

    @@ -961,7 +950,7 @@ static void ipmi_unregister_watchdog(int
    watchdog_user = NULL;

    out:
    - up_write(&register_sem);
    + return;
    }

    #ifdef HAVE_NMI_HANDLER
    -
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