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SubjectRe: pci_pool_free from IRQ
> From: "David S. Miller" <>
> Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 17:52:45 -0700 (PDT)

> Ummm... What Alan's saying is:
> 1) Whatever driver is trying to shut down from IRQ context
> is broken must be fixed. pci_pool is fine.
> 2) The Documentation/ files which suggest that such device
> removal from IRQs is "OK" must be fixed because it is not
> "OK" to handle device removal from IRQ context.
> So Pete's change is not needed. A fix for the documentation and
> broken drivers is needed instead.

David, I do not follow your logic here, sorry.

I wrote that a path exists from a function that is legal in
interrupt context (pci_pool_free) into a function that is
not legal in interrupt context (pci_free_consistent).
The change breaks that connection. Note that pci_pool_free
is called when driver operates normally.

When you write "fix documentation and broken drivers", you talk
about a fix for a part that processes PCI remove. This is entirely
fine by me. But I was talking about a regular interrupt procession
in driver. A fix in pci remove does not fix regular processing.

-- Pete
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