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Date:	Wed, 30 May 2007 09:43:47 +0200
From:	Emmanuel Fusté <>
To:	"romieu" <>
Cc:	"tsbogend" <>,
	"lsorense" <>,
	"pcnet32" <>, "netdev" <>
Subject: Re: [PCNET32] Lock solid with netconsole

> Even if the driver-agnostic part of the irq processing can be interrupted
> locally, the irq handlers are run sequentially on a given cpu. It does not
> leave a lot of room for a deadlock-prone printk().
> It _can_ happen but I'd prefer to pinpoint a specific candidate path
> where it would have happened.

Could this bug fix from Stephen Hemminger be another track to follow ?
If you think so, I could give it a try whitout applying the "spin_lock_irqsave" patch.


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