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authorJuan Gutierrez <jgutierrez@ti.com>2011-09-06 09:30:16 +0300
committerOhad Ben-Cohen <ohad@wizery.com>2011-09-21 19:45:32 +0300
commit93b465c2e186d96fb90012ba0f9372eb9952e732 (patch)
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hwspinlock/core: use a mutex to protect the radix tree
Since we're using non-atomic radix tree allocations, we should be protecting the tree using a mutex and not a spinlock. Non-atomic allocations and process context locking is good enough, as the tree is manipulated only when locks are registered/ unregistered/requested/freed. The locks themselves are still protected by spinlocks of course, and mutexes are not involved in the locking/unlocking paths. Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Juan Gutierrez <jgutierrez@ti.com> [ohad@wizery.com: rewrite the commit log, #include mutex.h, add minor commentary] [ohad@wizery.com: update register/unregister parts in hwspinlock.txt] Signed-off-by: Ohad Ben-Cohen <ohad@wizery.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/hwspinlock.txt b/Documentation/hwspinlock.txt
index bbaa4649b637..9171f9120143 100644
--- a/Documentation/hwspinlock.txt
+++ b/Documentation/hwspinlock.txt
@@ -39,23 +39,20 @@ independent, drivers.
in case an unused hwspinlock isn't available. Users of this
API will usually want to communicate the lock's id to the remote core
before it can be used to achieve synchronization.
- Can be called from an atomic context (this function will not sleep) but
- not from within interrupt context.
+ Should be called from a process context (might sleep).
struct hwspinlock *hwspin_lock_request_specific(unsigned int id);
- assign a specific hwspinlock id and return its address, or NULL
if that hwspinlock is already in use. Usually board code will
be calling this function in order to reserve specific hwspinlock
ids for predefined purposes.
- Can be called from an atomic context (this function will not sleep) but
- not from within interrupt context.
+ Should be called from a process context (might sleep).
int hwspin_lock_free(struct hwspinlock *hwlock);
- free a previously-assigned hwspinlock; returns 0 on success, or an
appropriate error code on failure (e.g. -EINVAL if the hwspinlock
is already free).
- Can be called from an atomic context (this function will not sleep) but
- not from within interrupt context.
+ Should be called from a process context (might sleep).
int hwspin_lock_timeout(struct hwspinlock *hwlock, unsigned int timeout);
- lock a previously-assigned hwspinlock with a timeout limit (specified in
@@ -232,15 +229,14 @@ int hwspinlock_example2(void)
int hwspin_lock_register(struct hwspinlock *hwlock);
- to be called from the underlying platform-specific implementation, in
- order to register a new hwspinlock instance. Can be called from an atomic
- context (this function will not sleep) but not from within interrupt
- context. Returns 0 on success, or appropriate error code on failure.
+ order to register a new hwspinlock instance. Should be called from
+ a process context (this function might sleep).
+ Returns 0 on success, or appropriate error code on failure.
struct hwspinlock *hwspin_lock_unregister(unsigned int id);
- to be called from the underlying vendor-specific implementation, in order
to unregister an existing (and unused) hwspinlock instance.
- Can be called from an atomic context (will not sleep) but not from
- within interrupt context.
+ Should be called from a process context (this function might sleep).
Returns the address of hwspinlock on success, or NULL on error (e.g.
if the hwspinlock is sill in use).