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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] serial: 8250: Add a wakeup_capable module param
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On Monday, January 23, 2012, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 12:49:35AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > 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).
>
> Ah, got it. If they are executing this in a tight loop, there will be
> little difference between doing one synchronize_rcu() per pass through
> the loop or doing two. So we should be just fine with the single instance
> of synchronize_rcu() per loop.

Good! :-)

Thanks a lot,
Rafael


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