[PATCH 1/9] watchdog: of_xilinx_wdt: Add comment to spinlock

Guenter Roeck linux at roeck-us.net
Thu Jan 16 07:48:15 PST 2020


On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 06:56:49PM +0530, Srinivas Neeli wrote:
> From: Srinivas Goud <srinivas.goud at xilinx.com>
> 
> Based on checkpatch every spinlock should be documented.
> The patch is fixing this issue:
> ./scripts/checkpatch.pl --strict -f drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
> CHECK: spinlock_t definition without comment
> +	spinlock_t spinlock;

One of the most useless feedback messages from checkpatch.

> 
> Signed-off-by: Srinivas Goud <srinivas.goud at xilinx.com>
> Signed-off-by: Michal Simek <michal.simek at xilinx.com>
> ---
>  drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
> index 7fe4f7c3f7ce..00549164b3d7 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/of_xilinx_wdt.c
> @@ -40,7 +40,7 @@
>  struct xwdt_device {
>  	void __iomem *base;
>  	u32 wdt_interval;
> -	spinlock_t spinlock;
> +	spinlock_t spinlock; /* spinlock for register handling */

I don't see the added value here. Besides, what does the lock actually do ?
Watchdog drivers are single-open, so it seems quite difficult for any
of the protected functions to be called multiple times. The spinlock doesn't
disable interrupts, so register accesses by other drivers are still possible.
What am I missing ?

Guenter

>  	struct watchdog_device xilinx_wdt_wdd;
>  	struct clk		*clk;
>  };
> -- 
> 2.7.4
> 



More information about the linux-arm-kernel mailing list