Re: [PATCH] drm: Move two seq_printf's outside of locked mutex

From: Jeremiah Mahler
Date: Wed Dec 31 2014 - 10:13:50 EST


On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 09:55:19AM +0100, Jonas Lundqvist wrote:
> Hi Jeremiah,
> On 12/30/2014 11:52 PM, Jeremiah Mahler wrote:
> > You changed 'i' but you didn't explain in your log message why you did this.
> I can change the commit message to something more generic. "Move code
> outside of locked mutex" or similar.
That still doesn't explain why you changed the 'i' variable.

> > Does this change really improve anything? It may work the same with the
> > locks moved around. But if you look at the function as a whole, the
> > locks encapsulate the body of this function nicely. I like the original
> > design better.
> The locking was already done this way, ie after the seq_printf, in the
> functions drm_clients_info() and drm_gem_name_info() in thr same file.
> So this change is really more of an alignment.
Your right, those two have have the lock after the seq_printf.
But the drm_bufs_info() function has its lock before the seq_printf.
So before your change about half are one way and half are the other.

I am still not convinced that either of these ways is better or makes
any difference whatsoever.

> Best regards
> Jonas

- Jeremiah Mahler
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