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    SubjectRE: [BUGS] 2.5.69 syncppp
    > sppp_lcp_open() is called from other places
    > without that lock held, so it is probably not
    > totally stupid to drop it in the timer handler too.

    That section was previously covered by cli/sti,
    and I changed it to use the spinlock instead
    when cli/sti went away in 2.5.x.

    I thought it was in place to serialize state changes.
    I'll look at it harder, you may be right in that
    it is not necessary.

    > It's good (and surprising) that someone is
    > actually using that stuff.

    It's not pretty, but it works.
    Some customers prefer it to pppd.

    > Please beat on it for a while.

    Yes, that code is in need of a good beating :-)

    Paul Fulghum

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