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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/13] remove cli()/sti() in drivers/char/*
    James Nelson <> wrote:
    > This series of patches removes the last cli()/sti()/save_flags()/restore_flags()
    > function calls in drivers/char.

    I don't see much point in this, really. Those cli() calls are a big fat
    sign saying "broken on smp" and they now generate compile-time warnings
    emphasising that. These drivers still need to be fixed up - we may las
    well leave them as-is until someone gets onto doing that.
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