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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] introduce macro spin_event_timeout()
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On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
<benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 13:18 -0500, Timur Tabi wrote:
>> Alan Cox wrote:
>> >> Are you talking about the udelay() inside the loop?  If so, I agree
>> >> that this is bad and have removed it in the PowerPC-specific version:
>> >
>> > The behaviour you want there is system specific - 10uS is a minimum
>> > politeness value for x86 PCI bus for example.
>>
>> So we need to allow for delays between successive rights?  We can
>> provide that with a third parameter to the macro.
>
> I prefer Alan's method of having the macro be followed by { and } so we
> can add things in there. The delay between access will often be somewhat
> platform or device specific, and some drivers might be able to do useful
> things while spinning.
>
> The other big advantage of that approach is that drivers that aren't in
> an atomic section can use msleep() and allow the kernel to schedule on
> that processor.

Ack! I totally agree.

g.


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