[lkml]   [2008]   [Dec]   [9]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [PATCH] amiflop: get rid of sleep_on calls
On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 09:26:08AM +0100, Joerg Dorchain wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 04:59:38PM +0000, Andreas Bombe wrote:
> > The replacement for the unconditional sleep_on() in fd_motor_on() is a
> > complete_all() together with a INIT_COMPLETION() before the mod_timer()
> > call. It appears to me that fd_motor_on() might be called concurrently
> > and fd_select() does not guarantee mutual exclusivity in the case the
> > same drive gets selected again.
> Selecting the same drive repeatly does not matter. The selected
> drive is the one the next command or transfer applies to.

I think we're not talking about the same problem. If I were to use
complete() together with wait_for_completion() there would be a problem
if fd_motor_on() can get as far as wait_for_completion() while a
previous completion is yet uncompleted. This can not happen for
different drives, as the fd_select() would block. If it could happen
for the same drive, the complete() would allow only one task to
continue. The complete_all() takes care of that.

If requests are serialized for a drive so that there won't ever be two
running at the same time for certain (thinking about it, it's probable),
I could make it a simple complete(). It's hardly worth the risk,

 \ /
  Last update: 2008-12-10 02:17    [W:0.076 / U:3.908 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site