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SubjectRe: [PATCH] inet: further fixes of possible seqlock deadlocks
From: Hannes Frederic Sowa <>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:19:26 +0100

> I don't really understand why we distinguish between _BH and plain ICMP stat
> calls then.
> The non-_BH versions deactivate interrupts when updating the per-cpu counter.

This level of distinction exists back in the day where we did per-cpu counters
by hand. We used to have a BH counter and a non-BH counter for each statistic
and it really helped performance wise.

These days most of that may not be so relevant any more.

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