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SubjectRe: 2.5 kernel + hostap_cs + X11 = scheduling while atomic
On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 11:07:33AM +1100, David Gibson wrote:
> >
> > I had an argument with David a few month ago on the subject
> > (you can ask him how it ended). I believe that it's not a good
> > practice to "schedule" in any of the ioctl, and that seem to also
> > apply to get_wireless_stats. On the other hand, you can perfectly take
> > a spinlock, disable irq and do your job.
> Yes, this is because most of the device ioctl() calls are made with
> one or more spinlocks held by the network layer.
> --
> David Gibson

Thanks for the clarification, appreciated...


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