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authorRichard Cochran <richardcochran@gmail.com>2011-03-30 15:24:21 +0200
committerThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>2011-04-18 10:39:38 +0200
commit1791f881435fab951939ad700e947b66c062e083 (patch)
tree53739cfe3847e425b9bb64f22bc7526da26a9a0c /kernel/time/posix-clock.c
parenta1b49cb7e2a7961ec3aa8b64860bf480d4ec9077 (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-1791f881435fab951939ad700e947b66c062e083.tar.gz
posix clocks: Replace mutex with reader/writer semaphore
A dynamic posix clock is protected from asynchronous removal by a mutex. However, using a mutex has the unwanted effect that a long running clock operation in one process will unnecessarily block other processes. For example, one process might call read() to get an external time stamp coming in at one pulse per second. A second process calling clock_gettime would have to wait for almost a whole second. This patch fixes the issue by using a reader/writer semaphore instead of a mutex. Signed-off-by: Richard Cochran <richard.cochran@omicron.at> Cc: John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/%3C20110330132421.GA31771%40riccoc20.at.omicron.at%3E Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/time/posix-clock.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/time/posix-clock.c24
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 15 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/time/posix-clock.c b/kernel/time/posix-clock.c
index 25028dd4fa1..c340ca658f3 100644
--- a/kernel/time/posix-clock.c
+++ b/kernel/time/posix-clock.c
@@ -19,7 +19,6 @@
*/
#include <linux/device.h>
#include <linux/file.h>
-#include <linux/mutex.h>
#include <linux/posix-clock.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/syscalls.h>
@@ -34,19 +33,19 @@ static struct posix_clock *get_posix_clock(struct file *fp)
{
struct posix_clock *clk = fp->private_data;
- mutex_lock(&clk->mutex);
+ down_read(&clk->rwsem);
if (!clk->zombie)
return clk;
- mutex_unlock(&clk->mutex);
+ up_read(&clk->rwsem);
return NULL;
}
static void put_posix_clock(struct posix_clock *clk)
{
- mutex_unlock(&clk->mutex);
+ up_read(&clk->rwsem);
}
static ssize_t posix_clock_read(struct file *fp, char __user *buf,
@@ -156,7 +155,7 @@ static int posix_clock_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *fp)
struct posix_clock *clk =
container_of(inode->i_cdev, struct posix_clock, cdev);
- mutex_lock(&clk->mutex);
+ down_read(&clk->rwsem);
if (clk->zombie) {
err = -ENODEV;
@@ -172,7 +171,7 @@ static int posix_clock_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *fp)
fp->private_data = clk;
}
out:
- mutex_unlock(&clk->mutex);
+ up_read(&clk->rwsem);
return err;
}
@@ -211,25 +210,20 @@ int posix_clock_register(struct posix_clock *clk, dev_t devid)
int err;
kref_init(&clk->kref);
- mutex_init(&clk->mutex);
+ init_rwsem(&clk->rwsem);
cdev_init(&clk->cdev, &posix_clock_file_operations);
clk->cdev.owner = clk->ops.owner;
err = cdev_add(&clk->cdev, devid, 1);
- if (err)
- goto no_cdev;
return err;
-no_cdev:
- mutex_destroy(&clk->mutex);
- return err;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(posix_clock_register);
static void delete_clock(struct kref *kref)
{
struct posix_clock *clk = container_of(kref, struct posix_clock, kref);
- mutex_destroy(&clk->mutex);
+
if (clk->release)
clk->release(clk);
}
@@ -238,9 +232,9 @@ void posix_clock_unregister(struct posix_clock *clk)
{
cdev_del(&clk->cdev);
- mutex_lock(&clk->mutex);
+ down_write(&clk->rwsem);
clk->zombie = true;
- mutex_unlock(&clk->mutex);
+ up_write(&clk->rwsem);
kref_put(&clk->kref, delete_clock);
}