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SubjectRe: bdevname(), cdevname(), kdevname() - static buffers
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> I was looking at the usage of bdevname(), cdevname(), and kdevname(),
> and noticed that they each return a pointer to a static buffer.
> This buffer contains a formatted device name, which is typically
> printed immediately following the call. However, I don't see any
> explicit lock protection for these buffers.
>
> For SMP systems, is there something implicit in their use that
> prevents a race on these buffers? Has anyone seen garbled device
> names being printed (which might be attributed to a race)?

Not currently, other than statistics being on our side. It probably should
be touched up in 2.4 to use per cpu buffers and perhaps 2.5 pass a buffer
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