Locking in the clk API

Pavel Machek pavel at ucw.cz
Tue Jan 11 09:34:06 EST 2011


> Another solution occurs to me: clk_enable() which returns -EAGAIN if
> it's called in an atomic context but needs to sleep, and let the driver
> deal with the clock not being enabled when it wants it.  The down side
> is it requires the driver to have additional code to sort out such a
> problem.

I do not think that "atomic context" is possible to reliably detect
inside a function like that.
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