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On Fri, 10 Nov 2000 09:15:54 -0800, 
George Anzinger <> wrote:
>The notion of releasing a spin lock by initializing it seems IMHO, on
>the face of it, way off.

Normally it would be, but these are NMI and panic messages. The system
is pretty dead at that point, getting the message out is deemed more
important than maintaining the spinlock. BTW, bust_spinlocks is not my
idea, please direct any queries to Andrew Morton. I just fixed a link

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