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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] rtc: Make rtc_update_irq callable with irqs enabled
    [Add CCs to authers or original committers of each mentioned driver]

    On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 00:58:20 +0200, Alessandro Zummo <> wrote:
    > On Thu, 9 Apr 2009 15:39:21 -0700
    > Andrew Morton <> wrote:
    > > > The rtc_update_irq() might be called with irqs enabled, if a interrupt
    > > > handler was registered without IRQF_DISABLED.
    > >
    > > Why? What are the consequences of not merging the patch? Is it a
    > > bugfix? If so, what are the user-visible effects of the bug?
    > rtc_update_irq() is called by a driver, and a driver
    > is supposed to know when it's doing the call.
    > The driver can either use IRQF_DISABLED or disable the
    > interrupts in some other ways.
    > I also suspect this is some legacy we are carrying on,
    > so it's better to leave the decision on the interrupt
    > handling to the driver itself.
    > Unless I'm missing something.

    Then here is list of (potentialy) broken rtc drivers:


    I'm not sure there are any real problem on these drivers. It seems
    IRQF_DISABLED would be suitable for at32ap700x, bfin and m48t59, and
    local_irq_disable would be suitable for others.

    The IRQF_DISABLED fixes would be better regardless of the
    rtc_update_irq() API change. And local_irq_disable fixes are not
    needed (and should be reverted) if the API change was acked, but no
    harm for short term fix.

    Note that just adding IRQF_DISABLED will cause "IRQF_DISABLED is not
    guaranteed on shared IRQs" warning. So you should consider of
    removing IRQF_SHARED, or finding other way.

    Atsushi Nemoto

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