Re: [patch 5/6] Convert to use mutexes instead of semaphores

From: Michael Hanselmann
Date: Fri Aug 11 2006 - 09:39:56 EST

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 09:34:44AM -0400, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> How about we add backlight_set_power(&bd, power) to the backlight core
> to take care of proper locking for drivers?

I've tried to add several functions to the backlight core
({s,g}et_{brightness,power}) and they were rejected. Thus all the
locking is spread over the drivers. I agree it's faulty right now.
It's still easier to move to backlight core functions than to fix all
the drivers.

Because I am responsible/wrote for the broken code, how should I

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