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Re: PATCH 2.4.0.9.2: export ethtool interface

To: ak@xxxxxx (Andi Kleen)
Subject: Re: PATCH 2.4.0.9.2: export ethtool interface
From: kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 22:01:27 +0400 (MSK DST)
Cc: ak@xxxxxx, andrewm@xxxxxxxxxx, davem@xxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20001002193718.A11667@xxxxxxxxxxx> from "Andi Kleen" at Oct 2, 0 07:37:18 pm
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Hello!

> I guess we're talking about different things again. I was worrying
> about the ioctls not being reentrant against themselves, not against the
> RX/TX threads in interrupts. 

I mean the same.

> This is e.g. the case with PPP ioctls calling into the tty layer.

Nothing changed to worse side as well.

PPP does lots of SMP _locking_. This locking can be wrong, of course.
But BKL is apparently does not play there as well.

Alexey

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