svn commit: r192535 - head/sys/kern

Attilio Rao attilio at
Thu May 21 13:30:00 UTC 2009

2009/5/21 Kostik Belousov <kostikbel at>:
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 01:22:07PM +0000, Attilio Rao wrote:
>> Author: attilio
>> Date: Thu May 21 13:22:07 2009
>> New Revision: 192535
>> URL:
>> Log:
>>   Move the M_WAITOK flag in notify() into an M_NOWAIT one in order to match
>>   the behaviour alredy present with the further malloc() call in
>>   devctl_notify().
>>   This fixes a bug in the CAM layer where the camisr handler finished to
>>   call camperiphfree() (and subsequently destroy_dev() resulting in a new
>>   dev notify) while the xpt lock is held.
> This is wrong. You cannot call destroy_dev() while holding any mutex.
> Taking this into account, it makes no sense to use M_NOWAIT in notify().

As long as devctl_notify() also calls M_NOWAIT and if not available
skips "silently" it just does the same thing, I think this approach is
more consistent.

It remains, though, the fact to fix CAM when calling destroy_dev().
Maybe we should add a witness_warn() there?


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