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authorKrzysztof Helt <krzysztof.h1@wp.pl>2009-06-30 11:41:29 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-06-30 18:56:00 -0700
commit537a1bf059fa312355696fa6db80726e655e7f17 (patch)
tree4f5b3c6917311cfefad21eaf3dd92978334282de /include/linux/fb.h
parent70d6027ff2bc8bab180273b77e7ab3e8a62cca51 (diff)
fbdev: add mutex for fb_mmap locking
Add a mutex to avoid a circular locking problem between the mm layer semaphore and fbdev ioctl mutex through the fb_mmap() call. Also, add mutex to all places where smem_start and smem_len fields change so the mutex inside the fb_mmap() is actually used. Changing of these fields before calling the framebuffer_register() are not mutexed. This is 2.6.31 material. It removes one lockdep (fb_mmap() and register_framebuffer()) but there is still another one (fb_release() and register_framebuffer()). It also cleans up handling of the smem_start and smem_len fields used by mutexed section of the fb_mmap(). Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Helt <krzysztof.h1@wp.pl> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux/fb.h')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/fb.h b/include/linux/fb.h
index dd68358996b7..f847df9e99b6 100644
--- a/include/linux/fb.h
+++ b/include/linux/fb.h
@@ -819,6 +819,7 @@ struct fb_info {
int node;
int flags;
struct mutex lock; /* Lock for open/release/ioctl funcs */
+ struct mutex mm_lock; /* Lock for fb_mmap and smem_* fields */
struct fb_var_screeninfo var; /* Current var */
struct fb_fix_screeninfo fix; /* Current fix */
struct fb_monspecs monspecs; /* Current Monitor specs */