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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][ATM] use rtnl_{lock,unlock} during device operations (take 2)
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    In message <20030606211005.H3232@almesberger.net>,Werner Almesberger writes:
    >The data plane, yes. But the control/configuration plane is
    >synchronous. And it also makes sure that the driver stops
    >doing asynchronous things when removing a VCC.

    but parts of the control/config plane still arent synchronus.
    how about atm_async_release()? actually i believe its up to
    the driver author to make sure that a vcc isnt used after the
    close completes. but very few (if any) try to do this.
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