Re: [PATCH][2.5][CHECKER] rtc locking

Zwane Mwaikambo (
Sun, 2 Mar 2003 23:35:27 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 2 Mar 2003, William Lee Irwin III wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 11:19:57PM -0500, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> > Index: linux-2.5.62-numaq/drivers/char/rtc.c
> [... good patch]
> Do you think some kind of API safety (e.g. removing *_lock_irq() in
> favor of *_lock_irqsave()) would be worthwhile for catching these kinds
> of errors?

I think it may be worth checking *_lock_irq users period, however iirc
there is a speed argument wrt using _lock_irq since we don't save flags.


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