Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] i2c: exynos5: Fix possible ABBA deadlock by keeping I2C clock prepared

From: Wolfram Sang
Date: Fri Apr 22 2016 - 09:32:05 EST

On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 09:14:53PM -0400, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> The exynos5 I2C controller driver always prepares and enables a clock
> before using it and then disables unprepares it when the clock is not
> used anymore.
> But this can cause a possible ABBA deadlock in some scenarios since a
> driver that uses regmap to access its I2C registers, will first grab
> the regmap lock and then the I2C xfer function will grab the prepare
> lock when preparing the I2C clock. But since the clock driver also
> uses regmap for I2C accesses, preparing a clock will first grab the
> prepare lock and then the regmap lock when using the regmap API.
> An example of this happens on the Exynos5422 Odroid XU4 board where a
> s2mps11 PMIC is used and both the s2mps11 regulators and clk drivers
> share the same I2C regmap.
> The possible deadlock is reported by the kernel lockdep:
> Possible unsafe locking scenario:

Squashed both patches into one for easier backporting, added stable and
applied to for-current, thanks!

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