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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [1/2] random: SMP locking
On Sat, Aug 02, 2003 at 08:35:22AM -0400, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Aug 2003, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Cannot perform userspace access while holding a lock - a pagefault could
> > occur, perform IO, schedule away and the same CPU tries to take the same
> > lock via a different process.
>
> Perhaps might_sleep() in *_user, copy_* etc is in order?

Wouldn't have caught this case - this interface hasn't actually been
used/useful for many years as it only gives access to one of the
pools and has never been atomic either.

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