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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 13/13] tty: pruss SUART driver
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On Friday 18 February 2011 19:23:49 Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:17:38 +0530
> > "Subhasish Ghosh" <subhasish@mistralsolutions.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Regarding the semaphore to mutex migration.
> > > We are using down_trylock in interrupt context,
> > > mutex_trylock cannot be used in interrupt context, so we cannot use mutex in
> > > our driver.
> >
> > Then you probably need to rework your locking. Best bet might be to fix
> > all the other stuff and report the driver, and people can think about the
> > locking problem.
>
> That semaphore is utterly useless to begin with. There are more
> serious locking problems than this one. Non serialized calls to
> suart_intr_clrmask/suart_intr_setmask are the most obvious ones.
>
> Aside of that the code is complete unreadable.

I think it mostly suffers from the same problem as the CAN driver
I commented on earlier: One of the files (pruss_suart_api.c) was
clearly not written with Linux as the target, and the other files
try to work around this by wrapping a Linux driver around it.

The suart_api HAL stuff clearly needs to go away, so that the rest
can be rewritten into a proper device driver.

Arnd


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