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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] bluetooth: fix locking in hci_sock_dev_event()
    From: Satyam Sharma <>
    Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 11:13:36 +0530 (IST)

    > [PATCH] bluetooth: fix locking in hci_sock_dev_event()
    > We presently use lock_sock() to acquire a lock on a socket in
    > hci_sock_dev_event(), but this goes BUG because lock_sock()
    > can sleep and we're already holding a read-write spinlock at
    > that point. So, we must use the non-sleeping BH version,
    > bh_lock_sock().
    > However, hci_sock_dev_event() is called from user context and
    > hence using simply bh_lock_sock() will deadlock against a
    > concurrent softirq that tries to acquire a lock on the same
    > socket. Hence, disabling BH's before acquiring the socket lock
    > and enable them afterwards, is the proper solution to fix
    > socket locking in hci_sock_dev_event().
    > Cc: David Miller <>
    > Signed-off-by: Satyam Sharma <>
    > Signed-off-by: Marcel Holtmann <>
    > Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>

    Thanks I'll merge this in.
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