[PATCH 3.18-rc3 v8 1/4] irqchip: gic: Make gic_raise_softirq() FIQ-safe

Daniel Thompson daniel.thompson at linaro.org
Mon Nov 24 13:09:01 PST 2014

On 24/11/14 20:41, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2014, Daniel Thompson wrote:
>> I did want to remove the lock too. However when I reviewed this code I
>> concluded the lock was still required. Without it I think it is possible
>> for gic_raise_softirq() to raise an IPI on the old core *after* the code
>> to migrate pending IPIs has been run.
> And I bet it took you quite some time to figure that out from that
> overly documented abuse of irq_controller_lock. See my other reply.

Yes. It did take quite some time, although compared to some of the other
FIQ/NMI-safety reviews I've been doing recently it could be worse. ;-)

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