Qustion about being "Giant-locked"

Artem Koutchine matrix at itlegion.ru
Tue Apr 6 00:53:38 PDT 2004

>> While booting i see many drivers marked
>> as [Giant-locked].
>> Is being Giant-locked good or bad what are the
>> implications?
>It's not good if you have a computer with multiple processors.

Well, i do have dual xeon with HT (4 logical CPUs). Is there
any way to fight giant-locked drivers or i just have to wait
until the driver will be rewritten w/o Giant? Or there are
some kernel options to disable Giant lock in the drivers?


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