Re: [patches] kernel timer races

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 09:18:09 EST

> More hmm... synchronize_bh() doesn't do anything to stop a new BH from
> starting as soon as it has returned. So it's safe within __global_cli()
> and it can be used after del_timer() to give del_timer_sync() semantics,
> but apart from that, what use is it??

Im thinking


Which happens to avoid the overhead and cost in the normal timer deletion

> BTW2: is there any technical reason why the timer_struct clients haven't
> been migrated over to use timer_list yet?

Not that I know of

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