Re: gettimeofday question

Russell King (
Sat, 3 Mar 2001 16:24:30 +0000

On Sat, Mar 03, 2001 at 12:49:04PM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> Further more, while do_gettimeofday() is still within the
> read_lock_irqsave, we spin_unlock(&i8253_lock) in do_slow_gettimeoffset()
> and _re-enable_ interrupts! This means when we later read xtime, we're
> doing it with interrupts enabled.

Ok, so this is a classic brainfart. The rest of the original message still
stands though.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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