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SubjectRe: [PATCH tty-next 14/22] tty: Remove tty_wait_until_sent_from_close()
On Monday 16 June 2014 09:17:11 Peter Hurley wrote:
> tty_wait_until_sent_from_close() drops the tty lock while waiting
> for the tty driver to finish sending previously accepted data (ie.,
> data remaining in its write buffer and transmit fifo).
> However, dropping the tty lock is a hold-over from when the tty
> lock was system-wide; ie., one lock for all ttys.
> Since commit 89c8d91e31f267703e365593f6bfebb9f6d2ad01,
> 'tty: localise the lock', dropping the tty lock has not been necessary.
> CC: Karsten Keil <>
> CC:
> Signed-off-by: Peter Hurley <>

I don't understand the second half of the changelog, it doesn't seem
to fit here: there deadlock that we are trying to avoid here happens
when the *same* tty needs the lock to complete the function that
sends the pending data. I don't think we do still do that any more,
but it doesn't seem related to the tty lock being system-wide or not.


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