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Re: tx_timeout and timer serialisation

To: kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: tx_timeout and timer serialisation
From: Andrew Morton <andrewm@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 23:20:27 +0000
Cc: netdev <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <3923F8CD.AECBDA6D@xxxxxxxxxx> from "Andrew Morton" at May 19, 0 00:06:05 am <200005251831.WAA21251@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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You're back!

I posted a patch to the async del_timer() behaviour onto linux-kernel
yesterday.

I think we need to change the default behaviour of del_timer() to be
async, and then run around and fix the resulting deadlocks. If we accept
anything less, we have tens or even hundreds of subtle bugs.

I'd be very interested in your opinions.

-- 
-akpm-

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