Re: [PATCH 1/3] Input: sysrq - drop tty argument from sysrq opshandlers

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed Aug 04 2010 - 04:56:45 EST

> I have a patch to drop the lock in serial_core.h, I'll post that
> tomorrow hopefully, just checking if there's any objection there ? The

Fundamentally - no. However the impact it has on a lot of the drivers
will be significant and you'll be submitting a huge patch pile to fix up
all the locking assumptions (for one it means port->tty might change
across any call that ends up in sysrq)

> serial drivers might need to be audited a bit to make sure they cope
> with the lock being dropped and re-acquired around the sysrq call.

Architecturally I think it would make more sense to add a new sysrq
helper which merely sets a flag, and check that flag at the end of the IRQ
when dropping the lock anyway.

Otherwise it'll be a huge amount of work to even build test all those

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