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SubjectRe: [v2 3/4] platform: (TS-5500) add LED support
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 05:14:24PM -0400, Vivien Didelot wrote:
> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
> > On 08/29/2011 03:16 PM, Mark Brown wrote:

> > > 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.

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

You can't take a mutex in atomic context...


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