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SubjectRe: [v2 3/4] platform: (TS-5500) add LED support
On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:37:53 -0700,
"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:

> On 08/29/2011 03:16 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 07:40:26PM -0400, Vivien Didelot wrote:
> >
> >> +static void ts5500_led_work(struct work_struct *work)
> >> +{
> >> + struct ts5500_led *led = container_of(work, struct
> >> ts5500_led, work);
> >> + u8 val = led->new_brightness ? led->bit : 0;
> >> +
> >> + outb(val, led->ioaddr);
> >> +}
> >
> > Can you not do outb() from atomic context? The reason lots of LED
> > drivers update the hardware in a workqueue is that they communicate
> > with the hardware over buses that can't be used in atomic context
> > like I2C or SPI but if that's not an issue then the workqueue is
> > not required and the code can be simplified.
>
> outb() can definitely be executed from atomic context.
>
> -hpa

Good to know, thanks. I removed the work_struct and instead lock a mutex
before setting led->new_brightness and calling outb().

Vivien.


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