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Replying to all this time....
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM, Darshan Ghumare
> What if,
> spin_lock_irqsave(&lock, flags);
> for ( ; ; )
> spin_lock_irqrestore(&lock, flags);
Since you're using spinlocks and disabling interrupts, this would be
running in kernel space.
On a single core machine - you'll have locked up your entire computer.
On a multi-core machine you'll have locked up one core.
You don't need to use the spinlock, just disabling interrupts is
sufficient. Even on a multicore machine, the spinlocks would just
prevent a second core from executing the code if it tried to acquire
the same spinlock.
I don't think that there is any convenient way to kill such a thread.
Shuswap, BC, Canada
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