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Date:	Sun, 30 Sep 2007 08:28:33 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rtnl: Simplify ASSERT_RTNL

On Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 11:18:18AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Regardless of the correctness of where we have ASSERT_RTNL.
> I think not actually taking the mutex on the assertion failure path
> (just so we can release it), is still a good deal regardless.

Provided that you add a might_sleep call in there so that if
somebody does this under locks it'll complain then I agree.

Checking RTNL under spin locks is almost certainly the sign
of a bug.

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