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SubjectRe: [GIT] Networking
From: David Miller <>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 22:09:45 -0700 (PDT)

Umm, didn't actually CC: Eric, doing that now :-)

> From: Linus Torvalds <>
> Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 11:05:54 -0700
>> Anyway, the lock warning I do get seems to be networking-related, and
>> is appended. Does this ring any bells? It could easily be something
>> old: I turn on lock debugging only when I look for bugs (or when
>> people point out bugs that I've created :^/ )
> This is a false positive but I have no idea how we can annotate
> this to not trigger in lockdep.
> These are per-cpu locks for counter management.
> The get_counters() code knows that the locks for other cpu's counters
> can only be taken in software interrupt context of that other cpu. So
> it is legal to turn software interrupts back on when grabbing their
> locks in base context.
> CC:'ing Eric Dumazet since he put the code the way it is now :-)
> Via commit 24b36f0193467fa727b85b4c004016a8dae999b9
> ("netfilter: {ip,ip6,arp}_tables: dont block bottom half more than necessary")
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