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Date:	Fri, 27 Jun 2008 19:32:34 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Prevent from potential dead lock for inet_listen_lock

From: Gui Jianfeng <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:08:20 +0800

> hashinfo->lhash_lock might be acquired by write_lock() in softirq, 


> so using read_lock() here isn't safe, just substitudes by read_lock_bh().
> Signed-off-by: Gui Jianfeng <>

I don't think this is necessary.

The only place the write lock is obtained, is via
the ->hash() and ->unhash() sk_prot operation methods.

And for listening sockets that only occurs in normal base
context.  Never from softirqs.

If there is a patch from softirqs where this can occur,
that is a bug and must be fixed.
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