Re: orinoco driver causes *lots* of lockdep spew

From: Jean Tourrilhes
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 14:53:34 EST

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 11:54:41PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Arjan van de Ven <arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > this is another one of those nasty buggers;
> Good catch. It's really time that we fix this properly rather than
> adding more kludges to the core code.
> Dave, once this goes in you can revert the previous netlink workaround
> that added the _bh suffix.
> [WIRELESS]: Send wireless netlink events with a clean slate
> Drivers expect to be able to call wireless_send_event in arbitrary
> contexts. On the other hand, netlink really doesn't like being
> invoked in an IRQ context. So we need to postpone the sending of
> netlink skb's to a tasklet.

Yes, this was needed. I really like the way you implemented
it, simple and efficient. Go for it !

> Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

For what it's worth :
Signed-off-by: Jean Tourrilhes <jt@xxxxxxxxxx>

> Cheers,

Thanks !

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