Re: [PATCH][ATM] use rtnl_{lock,unlock} during device operations (take 2)

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 08:38:25 EST

   From: Duncan Sands <>
   Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 15:37:13 +0200

   - refuse to open any more vccs; fail all attempts to send packets

My personal feeling is that there should be a way to zombie
VCCs, precisely for such events.

ATM should unlink them immediately, and mark them dead.
Anything that tries to do something with a VCC should
check that it is still alive.

With something like this you can ensure that a driver does
not get called into anymore.

It is just my non-ATM-expert opinion :-)
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