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From: Kurt Kanzenbach <kurt@linutronix.de>
To: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>, richardcochran@gmail.com
Cc: andrew@lunn.ch, olteanv@gmail.com, vivien.didelot@gmail.com,
	f.fainelli@gmail.com, kuba@kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	robh+dt@kernel.org, devicetree@vger.kernel.org,
	bigeasy@linutronix.de, kamil.alkhouri@hs-offenburg.de,
	ilias.apalodimas@linaro.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/7] net: dsa: Add DSA driver for Hirschmann Hellcreek switches
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 07:59:12 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zh68afdb.fsf@kurt> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200901.115338.1041117882209940166.davem@davemloft.net>

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On Tue Sep 01 2020, David Miller wrote:
> From: Richard Cochran <richardcochran@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 09:36:10 -0700
>
>> On Tue, Sep 01, 2020 at 05:59:45PM +0200, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>>> Maybe, at the moment, RTNL is keeping things atomic. But that is
>>> because there is no HWMON, or MDIO bus. Those sort of operations don't
>>> take the RTNL, and so would be an issue. I've also never audited the
>>> network stack to check RTNL really is held at all the network stack
>>> entry points to a DSA driver. It would be an interesting excesses to
>>> scatter some ASSERT_RTNL() in a DSA driver and see what happens.
>> 
>> Device drivers really aught to protect their state and their devices'
>> state from concurrent access.
>
> Completely agreed.

OK. So I'll keep the locking as is.

Since I have to have to prepare another version due to the compiler
warnings, I'll wait a bit for more comments and send the next version
after.

Thanks,
Kurt

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-02  5:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-01 12:50 [PATCH v4 0/7] Hirschmann Hellcreek DSA driver Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-01 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 1/7] net: dsa: Add tag handling for Hirschmann Hellcreek switches Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-01 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 2/7] net: dsa: Add DSA driver " Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-01 13:40   ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-09-01 14:05     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-01 14:22       ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-09-01 15:59         ` Andrew Lunn
2020-09-01 16:36           ` Richard Cochran
2020-09-01 18:53             ` David Miller
2020-09-02  5:59               ` Kurt Kanzenbach [this message]
2020-09-01 15:11   ` kernel test robot
2020-09-01 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 3/7] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add PTP clock support Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-01 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 4/7] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add support for hardware timestamping Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-01 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 5/7] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add PTP status LEDs Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-03 16:32   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-09-01 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 6/7] dt-bindings: Add vendor prefix for Hirschmann Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-01 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 7/7] dt-bindings: net: dsa: Add documentation for Hellcreek switches Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-09-03 16:27   ` Rob Herring
2020-09-03 16:29   ` Florian Fainelli

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