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SubjectRe: BUG: [2.4.18+] IDE Race Condition
The net effect of this race condition and the other one I spotted is 
that you may see some interesting messages in your log file and you can
detect the race condition if you look for it hard enough. I don't
currently see any bad effects.


Ross Biro wrote:

> There is at least one more IDE race condition in 2.4.18 and
> 2.4.21-pre3. Basically the interrupt for the controller being serviced
> is left on while setting up the next command. I'm not sure how much
> trouble it can cause but it does lead to some interesting stack traces.
> The condition
> if (masked_irq && hwif->irq != masked_irq)
> in ide_do_request should be replaced with
> if (!masked_irq || hwif->irq != masked_irq)
> in two places.

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