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SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] [PATCH v5 1/2] Use "request_muxed_region" in it87 watchdog drivers
Hi,

On 04/12/2011 10:49 PM, Nat Gurumoorthy wrote:
> 01 - Changes to it87 watchdog driver to use "request_muxed_region"
> Serialize access to the hardware by using "request_muxed_region" macro defined
> by Alan Cox. Call to this macro will hold off the requestor if the resource is
> currently busy.
>
> The use of the above macro makes it possible to get rid of
> spinlocks in it8712f_wdt.c and it87_wdt.c watchdog drivers.
> This also greatly simplifies the implementation of it87_wdt.c driver.
>
> Signed-off-by: Nat Gurumoorthy<natg@google.com>
> ---
>
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/it8712f_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/it8712f_wdt.c
> index 6143f52..51bfbc0 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/it8712f_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/it8712f_wdt.c
> @@ -51,7 +51,6 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Disable watchdog shutdown on close");
>
> static unsigned long wdt_open;
> static unsigned expect_close;
> -static spinlock_t io_lock;
> static unsigned char revision;
>
> /* Dog Food address - We use the game port address */
> @@ -123,7 +122,11 @@ static inline void superio_select(int ldn)
>
> static inline void superio_enter(void)
> {
> - spin_lock(&io_lock);
> + /*
> + * Reserve REG and REG + 1 for exclusive access.
> + */
> + (void) request_muxed_region(REG, 2, NAME);
> +

You shouldn't (void) this, there is a reason you get a warning
otherwise! request_muxed_region can still fail if some other driver
has done a none muxed request_region on the same region, and in that
case you should not continue with accessing the io-ports.

Regards,

Hans


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