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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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