[PATCH v5 2/3] i2c: iproc: Add Broadcom iProc I2C Driver

Arend van Spriel arend at broadcom.com
Sun Jan 18 04:13:30 PST 2015

On 01/18/15 12:56, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> Hello,
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 12:46:51PM +0100, Arend van Spriel wrote:
>> On 01/18/15 12:17, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
>>> Hello Wolfram,
>>> On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 12:06:58PM +0100, Wolfram Sang wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 10:47:41AM +0100, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 10:14:04AM +0100, Arend van Spriel wrote:
>>>>>> On 01/17/15 00:42, Ray Jui wrote:
>>>>>>> +	complete_all(&iproc_i2c->done);
>>>>>> Looking over this code it seems to me there is always a single
>>>>>> process waiting for iproc_i2c->done to complete. So using complete()
>>>>>> here would suffice.
>>>>> Yeah, there is always only a single thread waiting. That means both
>>>>> complete and complete_all are suitable. AFAIK there is no reason to pick
>>>>> one over the other in this case.
>>>> Clarity?
>>> And which do you consider more clear? complete_all might result in the
>>> question: "Is there>1 waiter?" and complete might yield to "What about
>>> the other waiters?". If you already know there is only one, both are on
>>> par on clarity. Might only be me?! I don't care much.
>> Maybe it is me, but it is not about questions but it is about
>> implicit statements that the code makes (or reader derives from it).
>> When using complete_all you indicate to the reader "there can be
>> more than one waiter". When using complete it indicates "there is
>> only one waiter". If those statements are not true that is a code
> No, complete works just fine in the presence of>1 waiter. It just wakes
> a single waiter and all others continue to wait.

Yes. Agree.

> That is, for single-waiter situations there is no semantic difference
> between complete and complete_all. But there is a difference for
> multi-waiter queues.


> I think this is just a matter of your POV in the single-waiter
> situation: complete might be intuitive because you just completed a
> single task and complete_all might be intuitive because it signals
> "I'm completely done, there is noone waiting for me any more.".

Ok. Let's leave it to the author's intuition or to say it differently 
"sorry for the noise" ;-)


> Best regards
> Uwe

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