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SubjectRe: [PATCH] add typecheck on irqsave and friends for correct flags
On Thu, 1 May 2008 19:51:18 -0400 (EDT)
Steven Rostedt <> wrote:

> There has been several areas in the kernel where an int has been used
> for flags in local_irq_save and friends instead of a long. This can
> cause some hard to debug problems on some architectures.
> This patch adds a typecheck inside the irqsave and restore functions
> to flag these cases.

hm, not exactly a thing of beauty, but it could have been worse.

If we had implemeted these things properly, as

unsigned long spin_lock_irqsave(spinlock_t *lock);

then we wouldn't be able to do this at all.

Oh well, thanks, I'll toss it in there. Maybe this should go into
git-sched (aka git-omnibus)?

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