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Can spinlock be interrupted?

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Yes, there are 2 versions of spinlock
1. spin_lock
2. spin_lock_irqsave

and unlock similarly, the first version can be interrupted and its not safe to use as it may lead to deadlock.

Ravi on Feb 27, 2012

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