[linux-dvb] [PATCH] dvb-core: Fix several locking related problems.

Oliver Endriss o.endriss at gmx.de
Mon Mar 5 01:58:14 CET 2007


Simon Arlott wrote:
> Is any part of the patch going to be applied? I mentioned this
> problem in September last year and it looks like it's existed for
> years (the semaphore locking did the same thing).  

Well, I hoped that someone more familiar with the demuxer stuff would
comment on the patch. I am not very happy about using non-interruptible
lock operations...

Anyway, I'll apply the patch to HG master if you submit an updated patch:
- Please add a line of comment to each mutex_lock() stating _why_ the
  non-interruptible lock has to be used at this place.
- Please mark all occurrences which could be fixed by properly checking
  the return code in DVB core.

Thanks,

Oliver

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