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    SubjectRe: LTTng "TIF_KERNEL_TRACE"

    On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:

    > On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:38:25PM -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
    > > No, read-write lock is a "special case" where it does not deadlock if
    > > you have an interrupt handler taking the read lock over another read
    > > lock. It's just the write lock that _must absolutely_ disable
    > > interrupts.
    >
    >
    > Ah, you're right, I was thinking with spinlock rules in mind :)
    >

    The only time you would want to do a read_lock_irqsave is if the
    write_lock is taken in irq context. But I do not know of any lock where
    that is the case.

    -- Steve



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