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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/13] remove cli()/sti() in drivers/char/*
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On Sul, 2005-01-16 at 21:04, Andrew Morton wrote:
> James Nelson <james4765@cwazy.co.uk> 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.

Please drop all the serial ones. I'm slowly working through the serial
drivers that are relevant to any kind of users and fixing them up or
importing fixes from vendor branches as appropriate.

Simple substitions don't work here, and in some cases even simple tty
device locks because many cards are chip level interfaces not port
level.

Alan

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