Re: [PATCH] drivers/char/console.c and reentering

From: James Simmons (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 12:51:40 EST

> But there are some callers (set_selection, complete_change_console) for
> which I was not able to verify whether they are called with lock held or
> not.

complete_change_console is called with the console_lock. The function
called when a VT switch happens is console_softint which takes the lock
and in turn calls change_console which then calls complete_change_console.
As for set_selection I don't see a lock taken. Here this function is
called by a ioctl via the tty layer.

Q: Why did they deprecate a.out support in linux?
A: Because a nasty coff is bad for your elf.

James Simmons [] ____/|
fbdev/console/gfx developer \ o.O| =(_)= U

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