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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] convert semaphore to mutex in struct class
On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 02:23:33PM +0100, Stefan Richter wrote:
> David Brownell wrote:
> > On Monday 07 January 2008, Greg KH wrote:
> >> Most of the non-driver core code should be converted to not use the
> >> lock in the class at all. They should use a local lock instead.
> >
> > Or better yet, that yet-to-be-written class_for_each_instance()
> > iterator ... :)
>
> By far most of the usages of class.semaphore or class.mutex in drivers
> are to protect the class.devices list. The only? right thing to do
> there is to keep using the class.{semaphore,mutex}. The more elegant
> variation of this would be David's class_for_each_instance() iterator
> which would allow us to hide the locking details from the drivers.

If such functionality is needed, fine, I have no objection to that
change to move the locking logic into the driver core.

thanks,

greg k-h


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