Re: [PATCH][ATM] assorted he driver cleanup

From: chas williams (
Date: Sun Jun 01 2003 - 13:57:02 EST

In message <>,Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo writes:
>Sure thing, but hey, spin_lock_irqsave and friends take care of how to behave
>when in up or smp, i.e. its how all the other drivers use spinlocks 8)

but on a single processor machine (i.e. #undef CONFIG_SMP) there is no
chance that there will be reads/writes from other processors so i dont
need any locking OR protection from interrupts. so the degenerate case
of spin_lock_irqsave() isnt quite as dengerate as i would like for this
particular spin lock.
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