[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: dapm: Add locking to snd_soc_dapm_xxxx_pin functions

Mark Brown broonie at kernel.org
Mon Feb 10 13:08:03 CET 2014

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:05:36AM +0000, Charles Keepax wrote:
> snd_soc_dapm_disable_pin, snd_soc_dapm_enable_pin and
> snd_soc_dapm_force_enable_pin all require the dapm_mutex to be held when
> they are called as they edit the dirty list. There are 385 usages of
> these functions and only 7 hold the lock whilst calling.
> This patch moves the locking into snd_soc_dapm_set_pin and fixes up the
> places where the lock was held on the caller side. This saves on fixing
> up all the current users and also is much more consistant with the rest
> of the DAPM API which all handles the locking internally.

Unfortunately the fix needs to be in the callers to some extent - there
are situations where you want to do atomic updates of multiple pins so
that we don't end up bouncing the power up and down too much, we need
the unlocked version for things that care.  This means we need to at
least preserve an unlocked version and translate those callers that
might care over to it (not sure if any of them are in mainline).

It should also be safe to call the functions without explicit locking
during init since we won't run DAPM until we've finished init - it is
effectively locked even if we don't actually hold the mutex.  There
shouldn't be a race with marking the widget dirty since every widget
should start out dirty but I'd have to verify that one.  This will
account for a very large proportion of the callers so perhaps it's less
of an issue to add the locking to them than you had thought.
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