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Date:   Sat, 7 Oct 2017 18:34:32 +0800
From:   Jia-Ju Bai <>
Subject: A question of "cond_resched_lock" called in atomic context

I have seen some drivers or file systems calls "cond_resched_lock" when 
holding a spinlock.
An example is in fs/ocfs2/dlm/dlmdomain.c:
dlm_migrate_all_locks (acquire the spinlock)

I find that "cond_resched_lock" has two functions: "___might_sleep" and 
I know that "__cond_resched_lock" is safe and okay to be called when 
holding a spinlock.
However, I think "___might_sleep" can be removed, because it prints 
error messages in this situation, but it is safe in fact.

Am I right? I am looking forward to your comments :)

Jia-Ju Bai

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