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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] opticon: Fix resume logic
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Am Mittwoch, 7. Oktober 2009 17:56:02 schrieb Johan Hovold:
> On Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 11:23:31PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 23:12:17 +0200
> >
> > Oliver Neukum <oliver@neukum.org> wrote:
> > > Am Dienstag, 6. Oktober 2009 17:06:57 schrieb Alan Cox:
> > > > Opticon now takes the right mutex to check the port status but the
> > > > status check is done wrongly for the modern serial code, so fix it.
> > >
> > > As Alan Stern noticed, it seems like we have an ab-ba deadlock here
> > > between open and resume regarding pm_mutex and port->mutex.
> >
> > Oh well I guess someone with hardware will have to fix that.
> >
> > Do we actually need a separate pm_mutex anyway ?
>
> The pm_mutex is actually not aquired during open (and Alan Stern just
> confirmed that), so there is no dead-lock with port->mutex.

This is currently true, but will no longer be true if autosuspend is
implemented for this driver.

Regards
Oliver



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