Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 10701] New: snd_pcsp lockdep warning

From: Takashi Iwai
Date: Sat May 17 2008 - 09:46:17 EST

At Fri, 16 May 2008 21:32:49 +0200 (CEST),
Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Fri, 16 May 2008, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > So the author was well aware of locking problem and the whole code is
> > > just a stupid hack around the problem without solving it. This code is
> > > not at all suited for HRTIMER_CB_IRQSAFE.
> >
> > You sound impressed! So what's the fix? HRTIMER_CB_SOFTIRQ?
> Yeah, impressed by creativity. HRTIMER_CB_SOFTIRQ should be the right
> thing.

Well, it'd be basically a similar way like snd-pcsp currently does ("a
stupid hack" :) But, it's good to have a fix, anyway, since this
sounds like a generic problem with a callback in a spinlock. If the
callback requires another own lock, this can easily lead to a AB/BA
deadlock. Actually, ALSA PCM core had sometimes similar problems,


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