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From: Alan Cox <>
Subject: [PATCH] viocons: BKL locking
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 20:32:58 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080220203258.4b33f890@core> (raw)

For some weird reason I can't ascertain (translation "I think its
broken") the viocons driver calls directly into the n_tty ldisc code even
if another ldisc is in use. It'll probably break if you do that but I'm
just fixing the locking and adding a comment that its horked.

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <>

diff -u --new-file --recursive --exclude-from /usr/src/exclude linux.vanilla-2.6.25-rc2-mm1/drivers/char/viocons.c linux-2.6.25-rc2-mm1/drivers/char/viocons.c
--- linux.vanilla-2.6.25-rc2-mm1/drivers/char/viocons.c	2008-02-19 11:01:44.000000000 +0000
+++ linux-2.6.25-rc2-mm1/drivers/char/viocons.c	2008-02-20 11:49:24.000000000 +0000
@@ -704,8 +704,11 @@
 	case KDSKBLED:
 		return 0;
-	return n_tty_ioctl(tty, file, cmd, arg);
+	/* FIXME: WTF is this being called for ??? */
+	lock_kernel();
+	ret =  n_tty_ioctl(tty, file, cmd, arg);
+	unlock_kernel();
+	return ret;

             reply	other threads:[~2008-02-20 20:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-20 20:32 Alan Cox [this message]
2008-02-21  3:58 ` Paul Mackerras
2008-02-21 10:50   ` Alan Cox
2008-02-21 11:10     ` Stephen Rothwell

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