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SubjectRe: [stable] [PATCH] uio/gen-pci: don't enable interrupts in ISR
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 10:40:05AM +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> * Greg KH | 2011-08-22 17:49:43 [-0700]:
>
> >> > Cc: Anthony Foiani <anthony.foiani@gmail.com>
> >
> >Why, it's not fixing a bug that anyone hits, right?
>
> "earlier" the interrupt handler was executed either with interrupts
> enabled or disabled if IRQF_DISABLED was specified. Later the latter
> become default even if IRQF_DISABLED was not specified. This lead to the
> splat Anthony reported because the irq handler was entered with IRQs
> disabled and the ISR enabled them via spin_unlock_irq(). My initial
> patch simply used spin_unlock_irqrestore() (and its counterpart) to have
> the same state as we had.
>
> So the bug Anthony hit was that the interrupts were enabled where they
> should not be.
>
> >greg k-h
>
> Sebastian
>

Greg, I'll change the commit message so that it becomes clear, and send
you a pull request.

There is also one more UIO patch pending. Do you want a separate branch
for -stable, or can you cherry-pick that from one UIO branch?

Thanks,
Hans



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