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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fb: Rework locking to fix lock ordering on takeover
On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 01:13:23PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Florian has been taking a month or two's downtime (now expired, I
> think) so I've been waiting for him to reappear to process this one for
> 3.8.
> Meanwhile, I guess we could put it into mainline ;) It has been in
> -next for a month.
> From: Alan Cox <>
> Subject: fb: rework locking to fix lock ordering on takeover
> Adjust the console layer to allow a take over call where the caller
> already holds the locks. Make the fb layer lock in order.
> This is partly a band aid, the fb layer is terminally confused about the
> locking rules it uses for its notifiers it seems.
> [ remove stray non-ascii char, tidy comment]
> [ export do_take_over_console()]
> Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <>
> Cc: Florian Tobias Schandinat <>
> Cc: Stephen Rothwell <>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>

Yes, that's the one, modulo Andrew's fixes, which I've been running.
Irregardless, I'll run this one tomorrow just in case, because it
triggers here so easily.



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