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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spinlock not locked when unlocking in atm_dev_register
On Mon, 2002-03-04 at 03:29, Frode Isaksen wrote:

> The atm_dev_register function is calling functions that are using the same
> spinlock, so you cannot just lock the spinlock when entering the function..

Ah, OK -- my apologies. Then, a few things need to be checked:

- atm_dev_register (ignoring its callees) does not need a lock
- every callee of atm_dev_register that does need the lock
acquires and releases it itself (this is good design, too)

I suspect the second point may be missing the releases in cases, since
those spin_unlocks were in the code.

Robert Love

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