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From: Stefan Richter <>
To: "Kristian Høgsberg" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] firewire: reread config ROM when device reset the bus
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 18:58:32 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 11:51 AM, Stefan Richter
> <> wrote:
> ...
>>  Maybe I should rather use fw-device.c::idr_rwsem instead of device.sem,
>>  to have better control over who takes the mutex when.  Could also be a
>>  new dedicated mutex but we don't want to end up with too many of them...
>>  Do you have an opinion?
> Using the struct device mutex is fine, and it parallelizes better than
> the global idr_mutex (FWIW).  The only concern I have there is that
> the device core structs seem to change now and then, and it's not
> clear what is implementation details and what is exported for drivers
> to use (eg the subsystem sem).

This may be more of a concern to anybody who wanted to change the driver 
core internals and might be unsure what to do with those three dev->sem 
taking sites which I added; not so much a concern from the firewire 
driver maintenance POV.

OTOH, contention for idr_rwsem is low and there can be multiple readers 
of course.  The most time consuming thing that could happen would be 
waiting for GFP_KERNEL allocations of new IDR tree leaves.  And maybe 
having the dev->sem in a cacheline but idr_rwsem not is probably not a 
concern for the stuff that the writer and the two readers of the ROM 
cache do.

Ah, wait, there is a 3rd reader: sbp2_probe's sbp2_scan_unit_dir.  So, 
using dev->sem is actually the nicest way for now.
Stefan Richter
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  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-03 17:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-02 18:35 [PATCH] firewire: replace static ROM cache by allocated cache Stefan Richter
2008-03-03  0:48 ` [PATCH] firewire: reread config ROM when device reset the bus Stefan Richter
2008-03-03 16:17   ` Kristian Høgsberg
2008-03-03 16:51     ` Stefan Richter
2008-03-03 17:28       ` Kristian Høgsberg
2008-03-03 17:58         ` Stefan Richter [this message]
2008-03-03 18:35           ` Stefan Richter
2008-03-04  5:54             ` Greg KH
2008-03-04  8:39               ` Stefan Richter
2008-03-05  0:34     ` [PATCH update] " Stefan Richter
2008-03-05  0:48       ` Stefan Richter
2008-03-05 23:53         ` Stefan Richter
2008-03-06  1:25           ` Stefan Richter
2008-03-03 20:28   ` [PATCH] " Jarod Wilson

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