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SubjectRe: pci_pool_free from IRQ
> How about this (with documentation fixes by David-B):

Actually I'd be just as happy to call the ARM pci_free_consistent()
behavior (BUG in_interrupt) the problem. Particularly if that ARM
patch works OK! I've gotten success reports with pci_pool from
folk using about half the architectures in linux/arch, and only ARM
showed this particular problem. It appears there's no real need
to update the interface spec to accomodate ARM.

That means the doc fixes are simpler: in DMA-mapping.txt just clarify
that some routines may be called in_interrupt (currently unspecified),
and the pci.txt change about pci_device.remove() (agreed to by
both Alan and DaveM, appended).

- Dave


> diff -ur -X dontdiff linux-2.4.4/Documentation/pci.txt linux-2.4.4-niph/Documentation/pci.txt
> --- linux-2.4.4/Documentation/pci.txt Sun Sep 17 09:45:06 2000
> +++ linux-2.4.4-niph/Documentation/pci.txt Thu May 10 12:33:03 2001
> @@ -60,8 +60,8 @@
> remove Pointer to a function which gets called whenever a device
> being handled by this driver is removed (either during
> deregistration of the driver or when it's manually pulled
> - out of a hot-pluggable slot). This function can be called
> - from interrupt context.
> + out of a hot-pluggable slot). This function always gets
> + called from process context, so it can sleep.
> suspend, Power management hooks -- called when the device goes to
> resume sleep or is resumed.
>


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