what to replace splnet in FreeBSD 5.x?

Roman Kurakin rik at cronyx.ru
Sat Jul 9 14:44:57 GMT 2005

ming fu:

> Hi,
> With splnet() became a no-op in sys/systm.h
>    static __inline intrmask_t    splnet(void)        { return 0; }
> What should I use to replace the splnet?
> I have a module receiving input from both ip_input() and a device that 
> userland can write to. I guess I was cover from the ip_input() as it 
> should have the proper lock. However, I am on my own to figure out 
> what to replace the splnet() when receive from the device from the 
> userland.  It uses splnet() in FreeBSD 4.x. 

You should use mutex locks instead of splnet.

See for example cx(4) driver.


> Thanks in advance,
> Ming
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