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SubjectRe: mm: slub: gpf in deactivate_slab
On Tue, 25 Mar 2014, Michal Hocko wrote:

> You are right. The function even does VM_BUG_ON(!irqs_disabled())...
> Unfortunatelly we do not seem to have an _irq alternative of the bit
> spinlock.
> Not sure what to do about it. Christoph?
>
> Btw. it seems to go way back to 3.1 (1d07171c5e58e).

Well there is a preempt_enable() (bit_spin_lock) and a preempt_disable()
bit_spin_unlock() within a piece of code where irqs are disabled.

Is that a problem? Has been there for a long time.



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