[PATCH v1] ARM:sa1100: Remove a redundant spin lock

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Wed Jul 2 03:19:26 PDT 2014

On Wed, Jul 02, 2014 at 05:19:40PM +0800, Yang,Wei wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> What about this patch?

The only concern on the face of it is that it removes mutual exclusion
from the pci config write path, where a read-modifiy-write operation is

However, the PCI code already gives that guarantee (drivers/pci/access.c)
so this should be safe.

As this is fairly old code, it would be useful to know what the motivation
is behind this change.  Is it purely clean up, or is it something that
you've tested, or is this a change that you require for something else?


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