Patchwork hvc_console: provide (un)locked version for hvc_resize()

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Submitter Hendrik Brueckner
Date Aug. 27, 2009, 11:45 a.m.
Message ID <20090827114538.GC5257@cetus.boeblingen.de.ibm.com>
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Permalink /patch/32242/
State Accepted, archived
Commit 254be490f257fc3f76ca5f869ac8d107b3827025
Delegated to: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
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Hendrik Brueckner - Aug. 27, 2009, 11:45 a.m.
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 07:27:23PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 10:08 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> So at this stage, I think the reasonably thing to do is to stick to the
> spinlock, but we can try to make it a bit smarter, and we can definitely
> attempt to fix the case Amit pointed out where we call resize without a
> lock while it seems to expect it (though we also need to be careful
> about re-entrancy I believe).

I have worked on a patch for providing a locked hvc_resize() function.
Since only two back-ends (virtio_console and hvc_iucv) use the function,
I decided to update my hvc_iucv back-end through renaming the function
call as follows:

Rename the locking free hvc_resize() function to __hvc_resize() and
provide an inline function that locks the hvc_struct and calls
__hvc_resize().

The rationale for this patch is that virtio_console calls the hvc_resize()
function without locking the hvc_struct.
According to naming rules, the unlocked version is renamed and
prefixed with "__".
References to unlocked function calls in hvc back-ends has been updated.

Signed-off-by: Hendrik Brueckner <brueckner@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
---
 drivers/char/hvc_console.c |    6 +++---
 drivers/char/hvc_console.h |   12 +++++++++++-
 drivers/char/hvc_iucv.c    |    4 +++-
 3 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

Patch

--- a/drivers/char/hvc_console.c
+++ b/drivers/char/hvc_console.c
@@ -680,7 +680,7 @@  int hvc_poll(struct hvc_struct *hp)
 EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(hvc_poll);
 
 /**
- * hvc_resize() - Update terminal window size information.
+ * __hvc_resize() - Update terminal window size information.
  * @hp:		HVC console pointer
  * @ws:		Terminal window size structure
  *
@@ -689,12 +689,12 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(hvc_poll);
  *
  * Locking:	Locking free; the function MUST be called holding hp->lock
  */
-void hvc_resize(struct hvc_struct *hp, struct winsize ws)
+void __hvc_resize(struct hvc_struct *hp, struct winsize ws)
 {
 	hp->ws = ws;
 	schedule_work(&hp->tty_resize);
 }
-EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(hvc_resize);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(__hvc_resize);
 
 /*
  * This kthread is either polling or interrupt driven.  This is determined by
--- a/drivers/char/hvc_console.h
+++ b/drivers/char/hvc_console.h
@@ -28,6 +28,7 @@ 
 #define HVC_CONSOLE_H
 #include <linux/kref.h>
 #include <linux/tty.h>
+#include <linux/spinlock.h>
 
 /*
  * This is the max number of console adapters that can/will be found as
@@ -88,7 +89,16 @@  int hvc_poll(struct hvc_struct *hp);
 void hvc_kick(void);
 
 /* Resize hvc tty terminal window */
-extern void hvc_resize(struct hvc_struct *hp, struct winsize ws);
+extern void __hvc_resize(struct hvc_struct *hp, struct winsize ws);
+
+static inline void hvc_resize(struct hvc_struct *hp, struct winsize ws)
+{
+	unsigned long flags;
+
+	spin_lock_irqsave(&hp->lock, flags);
+	__hvc_resize(hp, ws);
+	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&hp->lock, flags);
+}
 
 /* default notifier for irq based notification */
 extern int notifier_add_irq(struct hvc_struct *hp, int data);
--- a/drivers/char/hvc_iucv.c
+++ b/drivers/char/hvc_iucv.c
@@ -273,7 +273,9 @@  static int hvc_iucv_write(struct hvc_iuc
 	case MSG_TYPE_WINSIZE:
 		if (rb->mbuf->datalen != sizeof(struct winsize))
 			break;
-		hvc_resize(priv->hvc, *((struct winsize *) rb->mbuf->data));
+		/* The caller must ensure that the hvc is locked, which
+		 * is the case when called from hvc_iucv_get_chars() */
+		__hvc_resize(priv->hvc, *((struct winsize *) rb->mbuf->data));
 		break;
 
 	case MSG_TYPE_ERROR:	/* ignored ... */