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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3][-mm] add class_reclassify macro
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 1:21 AM, Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 03:02:32AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 May 2008 17:55:54 +0800 Dave Young <hidave.darkstar@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Converting class semaphore to mutex cause lockdep warnings due to
>> > class_interface_register/unregister will possible call device_add/del
>>
>> Shouldn't we just fix that?
>
> Um, no, that's a "feature" that some types of hardware and interfaces
> require.
>
> This is one reason I really don't like this type of conversion, it's
> causing lots of problems for no known gain.
>
> So I would just recommend dropping this patch set, the current "convert
> class semaphore to a mutex" patch in the -mm tree is already causing
> lockdep warnings, and trying to do something like this isn't really
> going to solve the root problem here.

At last, I decide to give up.

Andrew, I could not do more for this issue now, you can drop the
conversion patch if there's no suitable fix from others.

Thanks
Dave


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