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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] rtc-dev: stop periodic interrupts on device release
    On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 22:41:36 +0200
    Tomáš Janoušek <> wrote:

    > From: Tomas Janousek <>
    > Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2008 16:23:36 +0100
    > Subject: [PATCH] rtc-dev: stop periodic interrupts on device release
    > Solves
    > The old rtc.c driver did it and some drivers (like rtc-sh) do it in their
    > release function, though they should not -- because they should provide the
    > irq_set_state op and the rtc framework itself should care about it. This patch
    > makes it do so.
    > I am aware that some drivers, like rtc-sh, handle userspace PIE sets in their
    > ioctl op (instead of having the framework call the op), exporting the
    > irq_set_state op at the same time. The logic in rtc_irq_set_state should make
    > sure it doesn't matter and the driver should not need to care stopping periodic
    > interrupts in its release routine any more.
    > The correct way, in my opinion, should be this:
    > 1) The driver provides the irq_set_state op and does not care closing the
    > interrupts in its release op.
    > 2) If the driver does not provide the op and handles PIE in the ioctl op, it's
    > reponsible for closing them in its release op.
    > 3) Something similar for other IRQs, like UIE -- if there's no in-kernel API
    > like irq_set_state, handle it in ioctl and release ops. The framework will
    > be responsible either for everything or for nothing.
    > Signed-off-by: Tomas Janousek <>
    > Acked-by: David Brownell <>

    ok, that's fair.

    Acked-by: Alessandro Zummo <>


    Best regards,

    Alessandro Zummo,
    Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy

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