Commit 393d2cc3 authored by Corey Minyard's avatar Corey Minyard Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] ipmi: use refcount in message handler

This patch is rather large, but it really can't be done in smaller chunks
easily and I believe it is an important change.  This has been out and tested
for a while in the latest IPMI driver release.  There are no functional
changes, just changes as necessary to convert the locking over (and a few
minor style updates).

The IPMI driver uses read/write locks to ensure that things exist while they
are in use.  This is bad from a number of points of view.  This patch removes
the rwlocks and uses refcounts and RCU lists to manage what the locks did.
Signed-off-by: default avatarCorey Minyard <>
Cc: Matt Domsch <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent f5b3db00
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......@@ -256,10 +256,7 @@ struct ipmi_recv_msg
/* Allocate and free the receive message. */
static inline void ipmi_free_recv_msg(struct ipmi_recv_msg *msg)
void ipmi_free_recv_msg(struct ipmi_recv_msg *msg);
struct ipmi_user_hndl
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