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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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