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SubjectRe: smp_locks reference_discarded errors
Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> since the addition of smp alternatives, the following is occuring..
>
> Error: ./drivers/md/md.o .smp_locks refers to 0000008c R_386_32 .exit.text
> Error: ./drivers/usb/storage/libusual.o .smp_locks refers to 00000008 R_386_32 .exit.text
> Error: ./net/802/psnap.o .smp_locks refers to 00000000 R_386_32 .exit.text
> Error: ./drivers/pci/hotplug/ibmphp_hpc.o .smp_locks refers to 00000008 R_386_32 .exit.text
> Error: ./drivers/pci/hotplug/ibmphp_hpc.o .smp_locks refers to 0000000c R_386_32 .exit.text
>
> example .config at http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernel-2.6.16-i686-smp.config
>

I guess an atomic operation in __exit code will cause that. down() and
atomic_dec_and_test() in two cases.

I suspect most of these callsites are just wrongly coded - it's pretty
unusual for __exit code to really need to lock anything - what is there to
be racing against?

This is emitted by reference_discarded.pl?
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