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SubjectRe: [PATCH] proper lseek locking in ALSA, take 3
On 20 Feb 2002, Robert Love wrote:

> The attached patch implements proper locking in ALSA lseek methods.
> Note ALSA has 3 lseek implementations, but only:
> sound/core/info.c :: snd_info_entry_llseek()
> requires locking. I wrapped the function in the BKL. According to
> Jaroslav Kysela the gus_mem_proc method is only called from above. The
> third lseek, in hwdep.c, clearly doesn't need locking. Without this
> patch, the above lseek is not safe.
> Patch is against 2.5.5, please apply.

We have this patch already in our ALSA CVS tree, so it will be commited to
Linus in next patch round. Thanks.


Jaroslav Kysela <>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project
SuSE Linux

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