dmesg and GIANT-LOCK

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Tue Mar 13 12:32:38 UTC 2007

James Long wrote:

> Is it just the difference in chipset/controller type that requires
> the fxp driver to use GIANT on the second machine, but not the first? 
> I also note that on the first machine, irq 10 is solely assigned to
> fxp0.  On t30, irq 11 is shared with a number of other devices.  Dunno
> if that matters.

It's probably only the matter of output, this has changed with time to
start visibly marking which devices need GIANT.

Look for NEEDSGIANT flag in ifconfig output.

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