Spurious witness warning when destroying spin mtx

Attilio Rao attilio at freebsd.org
Sat Nov 24 15:51:13 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Ryan Stone <rysto32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Attilio Rao <attilio at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> I seriously wonder why right now we don't assume the lock is unheld.
>> There are likely historically reasons for that, but I would like to
>> know which one are those and eventually fix them out.
>> FWIK, all the other locking primitives assume the lock is already
>> unheld when destroying and I think it would be good to have that for
>> mutexes as well.
>> Can you please show which lock triggers the panic you saw?
>> Thanks,
>> Attilio
> It was taskqueue_free:

taskqueue_free() must not be called in places where there are still
races, so the lock is not really meaningful and should be acquired.


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