On Friday 17 June 2011 15:51:48 Ralf Baechle wrote:On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 03:36:15PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:It seems that ppp_synctty.c is ok, it uses write_lock_irq() already,
(Removed Jarek from cc; his email bounces.)
The message hints that disc_data_lock is aquired with softirqs disabled,If so, drivers/net/hamradio.c, function sp_get() would probably need the
but does not itself disable softirqs, which can in rare circumstances
lead to a deadlock.
Does this fix it?
equivalent fix. Same for drivers/net/ppp_async.c:ap_get() and sp_get() in
sixpack.c looks like it has the same bug as mkiss. I also realized
after sending out the patch that only the write_lock needs to be
changed to write_lock_bh, while read_lock can leave softirqs enabled
because it can be called recursively.