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SubjectRe: question on spinlocks

On Mon, 2 Sep 2002, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> > > No; spin_lock_irqsave/spin_unlock_irqrestore and spin_lock/spin_unlock
> > > have to be used in matching pairs.
> >
> > If it was his least problem! He'll run straight into a "schedule w/IRQs
> > disabled" bug.
> OK, how do I drop an irqsave spinlock if I don't have flags?

IMHO you might even ask "How do I start a car when I don't have the keys?"

You might find a way, but it's not desired. Are you sure you want to
reschedule in an interrupt handler? If it's none, are you sure you want to
disable interrupts?

--./../...-/. -.--/---/..-/.-./..././.-../..-. .---/..-/.../- .-
--/../-./..-/-/./--..-- ../.----./.-../.-.. --./../...-/. -.--/---/..-
.- -/---/--/---/.-./.-./---/.--/.-.-.-

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