[PATCH] [UBI] 1/5 - UBI notifications, take two
dedekind at infradead.org
Thu Dec 18 06:11:43 EST 2008
On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 14:07 +0300, dmitry pervushin wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 09:31 +0200, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-12-17 at 22:53 +0300, dmitry pervushin wrote:
> > > > So you call notifiers from withing spin-locks. Are they really blocking
> > > > notifiers? Note, if you call any UBI kernel API function from the
> > > > notifier, you'll deadlock. E.g., if you call 'ubi_get_device_info()',
> > > > you'll deadlock on 'ubi_devices_lock'. Did you test your code?
> > > >
> > > > I guess you should prohibit recursion and pass full UBI device/volume
> > > > information _inside_ the notifier. And the subsystems which work above
> > > > UBI should never _open_ UBI volumes from within notifiers. E.g., the
> > > > "simple FTL" stuff should open the UBI volume only when the
> > > > corresponding FTL block device is opened, not in the notifier.
> > > Although it is a good idea and it will save some time for notified
> > > modules -- it won't help me. The block device created by ftl could be
> > > opened immediately after creating, err.., actually, in the middle of
> > > creating - e.g., to read partition table.
> > >
> > > The ubi_enum_volumes could open the volume with the flag
> > > UBI_OPEN_INTERNAL and thus release spinlock when calling notifiers.
> > You may introduce a "ubi_get_volume(struct ubi_info *ubi, int vol_id)"
> > function, similar to the existing "ubi_get_device(int ubi_num)"
> > function. However, it looks like you may just use UBI_READONLY instead.
> > It will not prevent the "notifyees" to open the volume in UBI_READWRITE
> > mode.
> But will prevent opening in UBI_EXCLUSIVE. OK, get_volume/put_volume
> looks as the right way to go.
It will prevent exlusive, as well as get/put must prevent exclusive, so
there should be no difference for you at all. Exclusive is used when the
module is removed or re-sized, and there must be zero users if these
operations are performed.
Artem Bityutskiy (Битюцкий Артём)
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