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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 09/11] firewire-sbp-target: Add sbp_target_agent.{c,h}
On Feb 15 Chris Boot wrote:
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/target/sbp/sbp_target_agent.c
[...]
> +static int tgt_agent_rw_orb_pointer(struct fw_card *card,
> + int tcode, int generation, void *data,
> + struct sbp_target_agent *agent)
> +{
> + struct sbp2_pointer *ptr = data;
> + int ret;
> +
> + switch (tcode) {
> + case TCODE_WRITE_BLOCK_REQUEST:
> + smp_wmb();
> + atomic_cmpxchg(&agent->state,
> + AGENT_STATE_RESET, AGENT_STATE_SUSPENDED);
> + smp_wmb();
> + if (atomic_cmpxchg(&agent->state,
> + AGENT_STATE_SUSPENDED,
> + AGENT_STATE_ACTIVE)
> + != AGENT_STATE_SUSPENDED)
> + return RCODE_CONFLICT_ERROR;
> + smp_wmb();

Why the double state change?

And as asked at the patch, which writes are the barriers meant to order,
and how does the corresponding read side look like? Or are these barriers
not actually needed after all?

[...]
> +void sbp_target_agent_unregister(struct sbp_target_agent *agent)
> +{
> + if (atomic_read(&agent->state) == AGENT_STATE_ACTIVE)
> + flush_work_sync(&agent->work);
> +
> + fw_core_remove_address_handler(&agent->handler);
> + kfree(agent);
> +}

So, asking once more without having read the code in full yet: Are you
sure that agent->state is not going to change anymore after you tested it
here?
--
Stefan Richter
-=====-===-- --=- -====
http://arcgraph.de/sr/

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