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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] introduce atomic_dec_and_lock_irqsave()

    On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Oleg Nesterov wrote:

    > > Why does this need protection against interrupts?
    > uidhash_lock can be taken from irq context. For example, delayed_put_task_struct()
    > does __put_task_struct()->free_uid().

    AFAICT it's called via rcu, does that mean anything released via rcu has
    to be protected against interrupts?

    bye, Roman
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