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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] initdev:kernel:Asynchronously-discovered device synchronization, v6
On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 05:08:31AM -0400, Stefan Richter wrote:
> I wrote:
> > What happens if the calls or the call arguments aren't balanced, e.g.
> > due to a mistake in an error path? The kernel will hang?
> Yes, unless the waiting subsystems implement timeouts.

This is absolutely correct. It would, of course, be possible to add a
timeout, but it would really be papering over a bug. If this every happened,
the proper thing would be to fix the problem.

> Stefan Richter

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