[PATCH REPOST #2] serial/amba-pl011: Disable interrupts around TX softirq

Dave Martin Dave.Martin at arm.com
Tue Aug 11 02:47:11 PDT 2015

pl011_tx_softirq() currently uses spin_{,un}lock(), which are not
sufficient to inhibit pl011_int() from being triggered by a local
IRQ and trying to re-take the same lock.  This can lead to

This patch uses the _irq() locking variants instead to ensure that
pl011_int() handling for a given port is deferred until any
pl011_tx_softirq() work for that port is complete.

Notes for stable:

This patch fixes an issue that is fixed by the following upstream
commit, which is a more substantial rewrite of the affected code,
fixing multiple, mostly more minor issues:

        serial/amba-pl011: Refactor and simplify TX FIFO handling

The upstream patch was rejected for stable on the reasonable grounds
that it was too big and complex a patch.  The original buggy code was
merged in v4.1, and the rewrite was merged in v4.2, leaving only v4.1

This patch replaces the 1e84d22, for 4.1.x only.

Fixes: 734745caeb9f serial/amba-pl011: Activate TX IRQ passively
Signed-off-by: Dave Martin <Dave.Martin at arm.com>
Tested-by: Robin Murphy <robin.murphy at arm.com>
Tested-by: Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren at i2se.com>
Cc: stable <stable at vger.kernel.org> # 4.1.x
 drivers/tty/serial/amba-pl011.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/amba-pl011.c b/drivers/tty/serial/amba-pl011.c
index 763eb20..0cc622a 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/serial/amba-pl011.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/serial/amba-pl011.c
@@ -1360,9 +1360,9 @@ static void pl011_tx_softirq(struct work_struct *work)
 	struct uart_amba_port *uap =
 		container_of(dwork, struct uart_amba_port, tx_softirq_work);
-	spin_lock(&uap->port.lock);
+	spin_lock_irq(&uap->port.lock);
 	while (pl011_tx_chars(uap)) ;
-	spin_unlock(&uap->port.lock);
+	spin_unlock_irq(&uap->port.lock);
 static void pl011_tx_irq_seen(struct uart_amba_port *uap)

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