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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] serial: 8250: Add a wakeup_capable module param
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On Friday, January 20, 2012, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 01:03:34AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Thursday, January 19, 2012, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 01:02:58AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > > On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > > > On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 02:15:59PM -0800, Simon Glass wrote:
> > [...]
> > > > Yes, you can, but then I'd say it's not necessary for user space to
> > > > be able to carry that out in a tight loop. So, it seems, alternatively,
> > > > we could make that loop a bit less tight, e.g. by adding an arbitrary
> > > > sleep to the user space interface for the "disable" case.
> > >
> > > Good point, that would work just as well and be simpler.
> >
> > Thanks for the confirmation! :-)
> >
> > By the way, I wonder, would it help to add synchronize_rcu() to
> > wakeup_source_add() too? Then, even if device_wakeup_enable() and
> > device_wakeup_disable() are executed in a tight loop for the same
> > device, the list_add/list_del operations will always happen in
> > different RCU cycles (or at least it seems so).
>
> I cannot immediately see how adding a synchronize_rcu() to
> wakeup_source_add() would help anything. You only need to wait for a
> grace period on removal, not (normally) on addition. The single grace
> period during removal will catch up all other asynchronous RCU grace
> period requests on that CPU.
>
> Or am I missing your point?

Well, I was thinking about the failure scenario you mentioned where
executing enable/disable in a tight loop might exhaust system memory
(if I understood it correctly).

Thanks,
Rafael


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