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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] n_hdlc fix read and write locking
    On 10/25/2010 2:05 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > And a signed-off-by:, please.


    > It's not a bug afaict, but beware that a copy_to_user() will
    > unconditionally flip this task back into TASK_RUNNING state if it takes
    > a pagefault. This means that the below schedule() will fall straight
    > through. It looks like the code will handle this correctly? If so,
    > it's just a little suboptimal.

    copy_to_user is only called when data is available to
    complete the read and break terminates the loop without
    calling schedule().

    >> + set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
    > We normally use __set_current_state() here - it saves a few cycles.

    I'll change it to __set_current_state() and resubmit.

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