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Date:	Wed, 15 Sep 2010 14:48:24 +0200
From:	Jens Axboe <>
To:	Namhyung Kim <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: add assert_spin_locked() to ensure lock is held

On 2010-09-15 14:33, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> Use assert_spin_locked() macro in order to ensure that queue_lock
> must be held prior to calling some EXPORTed functions.

As far as I know, no such bug has ever occurred that I know
of. So while I don't mind adding such instrumentation, there's
little point to doing it when you are not seeing any usability
problems in there. And all these paths (requeue less) are
heavily used, so problems would appear quickly.

Locking in the block layer is still fairly trivial, we just
have the one lock per queue.

Jens Axboe

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