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SubjectRe: 1.3.94 Ooops For Sale...
   From: "A.N.Kuznetsov" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 19:16:57 +0400 (MSD)

The first problem is in wrong kerneld interface.
kerneld_send decides whether call should be atomic or not
on the base of intr_count.
arp.c (and, possibly another calls of kerneld. Bjorn, please check it!)
assumes, that it DOES NOT SLEEP!
Workaround: intr_count++ ... intr_count-- around kerneld_send

Ick... why not have a seperate kernel thread do all this stuff that
can sleep. Take a look at arch/sparc/mm/asyncd.c for an easy and
efficient method to get things done out of intterupt context in the

David S. Miller

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