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SubjectRe: [patch 00/61] ANNOUNCE: lock validator -V1
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On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 10:10 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 07:45:47AM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>
> > One
> > ---
> > store_scaling_governor takes policy->lock and then calls __cpufreq_set_policy
> > __cpufreq_set_policy calls __cpufreq_governor
> > __cpufreq_governor calls __cpufreq_driver_target via cpufreq_governor_performance
> > __cpufreq_driver_target calls lock_cpu_hotplug() (which takes the hotplug lock)
> >
> >
> > Two
> > ---
> > cpufreq_stats_init lock_cpu_hotplug() and then calls cpufreq_stat_cpu_callback
> > cpufreq_stat_cpu_callback calls cpufreq_update_policy
> > cpufreq_update_policy takes the policy->lock
> >
> >
> > so this looks like a real honest AB-BA deadlock to me...
>
> This looks a little clearer this morning. I missed the fact that sys_init_module
> isn't completely serialised, only the loading part. ->init routines can and will be
> called in parallel.
>
> I don't see where cpufreq_update_policy takes policy->lock though.
> In my tree it just takes the per-cpu data->lock.

isn't that basically the same lock?


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