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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 02/10] pinctrl: mvebu: dove pinctrl driver
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On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:

> Maybe what we need is something like this:
>
> static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(io_lock);
> static void modifyl(u32 new, u32 mask, void __iomem *reg)
> {
> unsigned long flags;
> u32 val;
>
> spin_lock_irqsave(&io_lock, flags);
> val = readl(reg) & ~mask;
> val |= new | mask;
> writel(val, reg);
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(&io_lock, flags);
> }
>
> in order to provide arbitrated access to these kinds of multifunction
> registers in a safe, platform agnostic way.

Nowadays I would do the above with regmap_update_bits().

Mutual exclusion for read-modify-write of individual bits in a
register is one of those cases where doing a regmap over
a memory-mapped register range makes a lot of sense.
(drivers/mfd/syscon.c being a nice example)

Yours,
Linus Walleij


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