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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.0-test10
   Date: 	Wed, 01 Nov 2000 19:03:44 -0500
From: Jeff Garzik <>

Therefore for 2.4.x, our concern is whether a particular net driver
needs further SMP protection internally, or if rtnl_lock (a semaphore,
not a spinlock) is sufficient.

Thanks Jeff, this is precisely what Alexey and myself have been trying
to beat into Andi's head for months now :-)

David S. Miller
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