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From: Jiri Slaby <>
To: Stephen Neuendorffer <>
Cc: Grant Likely <>,, git-dev <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Xilinx: hwicap: cleanup
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:16:47 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 02/25/2008 12:21 AM, Stephen Neuendorffer wrote:
>>>  @@ -549,8 +556,7 @@ static int hwicap_release(struct inode *inode,
> struct file *file)
>>>         int i;
>>>         int status = 0;
>>>  -       if (down_interruptible(&drvdata->sem))
>>>  -               return -ERESTARTSYS;
>>>  +       mutex_lock(&drvdata->sem);
>> Why not mutex_lock_interruptible()? (goes for all cases of
> mutex_lock())
> It's not clear to me how to get 'correct' behavior in these functions if
> the interrupt happens.  For instance in probe/setup, if the mutex_lock
> is interrupted, it doesn't appear that there is anything to do other
> than return an error code that no device is present?  I think this was
> suggested by Jiri...

Yeah, since ERESTARTSYS would be ignored from f_op->release (see __fput()), 
drv->probe (see really_probe() and probe_failed label); not even talking about 
void return value functions. In those cases, the device won't be de/initialized 
and might result in unwanted behaviour (multiple modprobes for one device, 
rmmod/insmod need if you hit the path in release etc.).

      parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-25  8:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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2008-02-24  6:20     ` Grant Likely
2008-02-24 23:21     ` Stephen Neuendorffer
2008-02-24 23:34       ` [PATCH] [POWERPC] [v2] " Stephen Neuendorffer
2008-02-27 18:20         ` Grant Likely
2008-02-25  8:16       ` Jiri Slaby [this message]

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