Re: [patch] O(1) scheduler, -H5

From: Russell King (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 06:31:31 EST

On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 01:38:51AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> it adds code to catch places that call schedule() from global-cli()
> sections. Right now release_kernel_lock() doesnt automatically release the
> IRQ lock if there is no kernel lock held. A fair amount of code does this
> still, and i think we should fix them in 2.5.

The serial driver (old or new) open/close functions are one of the worst
offenders of the global-cli-and-hold-kernel-lock-and-schedule problem.
I'm currently working on fixing this in the new serial driver.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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