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Re: locking order between softnet_lock and the kernel lock

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 02:38:44PM -0400, Beverly Schwartz wrote:
> Here at BBN, we are getting a hang with heavy use of networking code and 
> looking for possible deadlocks.  We've made modifications to the kernel.  I'm 
> trying to understand the lock order invariants to make sure we have applied 
> it correctly to our code.

Generally speaking, I don't think we require locks to be released
in order - though of course it is good practice.

Someone who knows better will dobutless correct me.


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