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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] net: davicom: dm9000: Avoid spinlock recursion during dm9000_timeout routine
From: liuxiang  <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:48:22 +0800 (CST)

> Because the timeout task gets the main spinlock and disable the
> current cpu's irq, there is no other task on the same cpu can run,
> and tasks on the other cpus can not enter the dm9000_timeout()
> again. So in the whole dm9000_timeout() routine, db->timeout_cpu can
> not be changed by other tasks. Although smp_processor_id() may
> change after preempt_enable(), these tasks always get the false
> result when call dm9000_current_in_timeout. Only the timeout task
> get the true result. And if there is no timeout, all the tasks that
> want to do asynchronous phy operation get the false result. So I
> think this can avoid racy.

This is a very shaky foundation upon which to base the correctness
of your driver's synchronization in my opinion.

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