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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] console: allocate ring buffer earlier

>>> On 05.12.14 at 18:22, <daniel.kiper@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 05, 2014 at 04:55:24PM +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> @@ -763,17 +762,28 @@ void __init console_init_postirq(void)
>>      }
>>      opt_conring_size = PAGE_SIZE << order;
>> -    spin_lock_irq(&console_lock);
>> +    spin_lock_irqsave(&console_lock, flags);
> I am not sure why are you change spin_lock_irq() to spin_lock_irqsave() 
> here.
> Could you explain this in commit message?

I think this is quite obvious in the context here: Previously this was
guaranteed to be called after interrupts were already enabled (hence
the _postirq name). That's not the case anymore, and thus we can't
blindly enable interrupts when releasing the lock.


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