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SubjectRe: [patch] dz.c 64 bit locking issues
On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> > The dz.c driver has an instance where it does save_flags() to a 32 bit
> > type which isn't safe for 64 bit boxen.
> It's safe because a MIPS only driver.

Not necessarily. It might be safe now, but there is a TURBOchannel
serial card with DZ11-compatible chipset that could be driven by the dz.c
code after a few tweaks. And chances are someone will finish writing
support for TURBOchannel Alphas one day...

The change is harmless anyway.

+ Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland +
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