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

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Mon Oct 11 12:50:16 CEST 2010

On Monday 11 October 2010, Johannes Berg wrote:
> 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.

D'oh. I never realized this was only done for some types of locks.
Is there a reason why we don't want mutexes to be annotated or do
we just need someone to do it?


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