[alsa-devel] [patch 1/2] OSS: soundcard: locking bug in sound_ioctl()

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Mon Oct 11 10:50:00 CEST 2010

On Mon, 2010-10-11 at 10:13 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> Hmm, actually sparse does *not* warn about sound_ioctl returning in
> different lock contexts. Sparse developers: is there a known limitation
> in sparse for this? I expected to see context warnings because
> sound_ioctl normally releases soundcard_mutex (previously lock_kernel)
> in some cases returns while holding the lock.

Arnd, mutexes aren't annotated in the kernel source to make use of
sparse's context checking.


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