[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: tegra: Use flat regcache.

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Tue Mar 18 07:46:09 CET 2014

At Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:58:59 -0700,
Dylan Reid wrote:
> When using an rbtree cache, there can be allocations the first time a
> register is accessed.  This can cause an attempt to schedule while
> atomic in the case that the regmap is using a spinlock.  This could be
> fixed by either initializing all the registers or using a flat cache.
> The register maps for tegra30_ahub and tegra30_i2s are dense and don't
> save much from using a tree so convert them to flat.
> Signed-off-by: Dylan Reid <dgreid at chromium.org>

Looking through regmap code, the fast_io lock seems broken in more
places, not only via rbtree cache access.  regmap_bulk_write() calls
kmemdup() with GFP_KERNEL in the lock context.  Ditto in
regmap_register_patch(), which calls krealloc() with GFP_KERNEL.

The former could be fixed by moving the lock like below.  The fix for
the latter depends on whether we need to protect map->patch_regs
growth from races or not.  If not, krealloc() can be moved out of the


diff --git a/drivers/base/regmap/regmap.c b/drivers/base/regmap/regmap.c
index 4b2ed0c9e80d..2a1d43e23f1f 100644
--- a/drivers/base/regmap/regmap.c
+++ b/drivers/base/regmap/regmap.c
@@ -1520,12 +1520,12 @@ int regmap_bulk_write(struct regmap *map, unsigned int reg, const void *val,
 	if (reg % map->reg_stride)
 		return -EINVAL;
-	map->lock(map->lock_arg);
 	 * Some devices don't support bulk write, for
 	 * them we have a series of single write operations.
 	if (!map->bus || map->use_single_rw) {
+		map->lock(map->lock_arg);
 		for (i = 0; i < val_count; i++) {
 			unsigned int ival;
@@ -1554,24 +1554,25 @@ int regmap_bulk_write(struct regmap *map, unsigned int reg, const void *val,
 			if (ret != 0)
 				goto out;
+	out:
+		map->unlock(map->lock_arg);
 	} else {
 		void *wval;
 		wval = kmemdup(val, val_count * val_bytes, GFP_KERNEL);
 		if (!wval) {
-			ret = -ENOMEM;
 			dev_err(map->dev, "Error in memory allocation\n");
-			goto out;
+			return -ENOMEM;
+		map->lock(map->lock_arg);
 		for (i = 0; i < val_count * val_bytes; i += val_bytes)
 			map->format.parse_inplace(wval + i);
 		ret = _regmap_raw_write(map, reg, wval, val_bytes * val_count);
+		map->unlock(map->lock_arg);
-	map->unlock(map->lock_arg);
 	return ret;

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