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Date:	Mon, 24 May 2010 08:19:21 +0100
From:	Russell King - ARM Linux <>
To:	Ming Lei <>
Subject: Re: [RESEND PATCH] ARM: fix 'unannotated irqs-on' lockdep warning

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:23:55AM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> On Sun, 23 May 2010 20:47:46 +0100
> Russell King - ARM Linux <> wrote:
> > Moreover, I put to you that it's utterly pointless - and a waste of
> > CPU time - telling lockdep about the IRQ masking when an exception
> Yes, the patch still tries to remove the pointless trace of IRQ masking,
> such as: replace disable_irq with disable_irq_notrace.
> > occurs, and it's also pointless telling lockdep about the IRQ
> > unmasking when we resume userspace.
> Even it is pointless, but if lockdep doesn't see the IRQ unmasking, the 
> warning "unannotated irqs-on" will be triggered and lockdep doe not work
> any longer, so we have to remove the warning to make lockdep workable on
> ARM, could you agree on it?  It is the main purpose of the patch.

I'm sorry, I think we have a communication issue; you're not understanding
the points that I'm making.  I feel I'm wasting my time trying to explain

I'm not merging your patch as-is because I believe it to be wrong.
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