On Sat, May 20, 2000 at 09:27:18PM +1000, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Andrey Savochkin wrote:
> > We need to serialize the timer handler with outside code (which runs not in
> > BH or IRQ context). For 2.2 del_timer call should be in bh_atomic section.
> hmm.. I'm not too familiar with that part of 2.2. Could you please cook
> up a patch to show me what you mean, then I'll torture it a bit.
For eepro100 it should be
--- eepro100.c Tue Apr 4 11:05:23 2000
+++ eepro100.c-timer Mon May 22 09:35:52 2000
@@ -1799,7 +1799,9 @@
dev->name, inw(ioaddr + SCBStatus));
/* Shut off the media monitoring timer. */
/* Shutting down the chip nicely fails to disable flow control. So.. */
outl(PortPartialReset, ioaddr + SCBPort);
> Does the BH synchronisation work within a BH or an IRQ? What happens if
> we call del_timer within a BH or IRQ when the handler is currently
As far as I remember, all BHs were single threaded in 2.2 kernels, so if
we're in BH, handler can't run on another CPU.
And start_bh_atomic may be safely called from BHs and IRQs. It does nothing
special in this case.