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SubjectRe: [Emu10k1-devel] Re: Emu10k1 driver update
On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:

Point taken.

>From what I see doing locking with a spinlock is quite tricky.

codec->read_mixer = ac97_read_mixer; //can be called holding spinlock
codec->write_mixer = ac97_write_mixer; //can be called holding spinlock
codec->recmask_io = ac97_recmask_io;
codec->mixer_ioctl = ac97_mixer_ioctl; //in general can't be called
holding spinlock
and ac97_mixer_ioctl() itself calls ac97_read/write_mixer().

A semaphore on the mixer device open function would do just fine If I
didn't had an interrupt handler also touching the ac97_codec...

Rui

> On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Rui Sousa wrote:
> > Actually there is no locking implemented for the ac97 codec mixer.
> > It never seemed worth it, even if there are potential races in the code.
> > To have two applications accessing the mixer at the same time is a _very_
> > rare condition and the worse that can happen is to set a wrong volume
> > value. Anyway, I will give it another look and try to come up with a fix.
>
> I have a patch in the wings which adds locking to mixer accesses, for
> via82cxxx_audio, because the lack of locking was causing problems. So,
> some people with some apps do indeed notice...
>
> Jeff
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