Re: [PATCH/RFC] I/O-check interface for driver's error handling

From: Pavel Machek <pavel_at_suse.cz>
Date: 2005-03-05 10:18:07
On So 05-03-05 10:03:37, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-03-04 at 23:57 +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> 
> > What prevents driver from being run on another CPU, maybe just doing
> > mdelay() between hardware accesses? 
> 
> Almost all drivers that I know have some sort of locking. Nothing nasty
> about it. Besides, you can't expect everything to be as simple as
> putting two bit of lego together, the problem isn't simple.

If error() is allowed to sleep, then yes, its probably easy enough. If
it is not allowed to sleep, it will just postpone work to context that
is allowed to sleep, and it will probably be okay, too.

=> there are some locking issues, but they are probably easy
enough. Sorry for noise.
								Pavel

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