Patchwork Fix a huge latency problem in the MTD CFI and LPDDR flash drivers.

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Submitter Stefani Seibold
Date April 18, 2010, 8:46 p.m.
Message ID <1271623604.7050.0.camel@wall-e.seibold.net>
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Stefani Seibold - April 18, 2010, 8:46 p.m.
From: Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net>

The use of a memcpy() during a spinlock operation will cause very long
thread context switch delays if the flash chip bandwidth is low and the
data to be copied large, because a spinlock will disable preemption.

For example: A flash with 6,5 MB/s bandwidth will cause under ubifs,
which request sometimes 128 KB (the flash erase size), a preemption delay of
20 milliseconds. High priority threads will not be served during this
time, regardless whether this threads access the flash or not. This behavior
breaks real time.

The patch changes all the use of spin_lock operations for xxxx->mutex
into mutex operations, which is exact what the name says and means.

I have checked the code of the drivers and there is no use of atomic
pathes like interrupt or timers. The mtdoops facility will also not be used
by this drivers. So it is dave to replace the spin_lock against mutex.

There is no performance regression since the mutex is normally not
acquired.

Changelog:
 06.03.2010 First release
 26.03.2010 Fix mutex[1] issue and tested it for compile failure

Signed-off-by: Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net>
---
 drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c |  131 +++++++++++++++++-----------------
 drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0002.c |  122 ++++++++++++++++----------------
 drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0020.c |  136 +++++++++++++++++-----------------
 drivers/mtd/chips/fwh_lock.h        |    6 +-
 drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c       |    3 +-
 drivers/mtd/lpddr/lpddr_cmds.c      |   79 ++++++++++----------
 include/linux/mtd/flashchip.h       |    4 +-
 7 files changed, 239 insertions(+), 242 deletions(-)
Stefani Seibold - April 20, 2010, 6:16 p.m.
Is the MTD mailing list routed to /dev/null? 

It is very sad that nobody gives my a reply. 

I ask for a merge for the patch, and if there any reason why not, it
would be great to know. Otherwise i can't fix it.

So again, please merge the path for the huge latency problem.

Am Sonntag, den 18.04.2010, 22:46 +0200 schrieb Stefani Seibold:
> From: Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net>
> 
> The use of a memcpy() during a spinlock operation will cause very long
> thread context switch delays if the flash chip bandwidth is low and the
> data to be copied large, because a spinlock will disable preemption.
> 
> For example: A flash with 6,5 MB/s bandwidth will cause under ubifs,
> which request sometimes 128 KB (the flash erase size), a preemption delay of
> 20 milliseconds. High priority threads will not be served during this
> time, regardless whether this threads access the flash or not. This behavior
> breaks real time.
> 
> The patch changes all the use of spin_lock operations for xxxx->mutex
> into mutex operations, which is exact what the name says and means.
> 
> I have checked the code of the drivers and there is no use of atomic
> pathes like interrupt or timers. The mtdoops facility will also not be used
> by this drivers. So it is dave to replace the spin_lock against mutex.
> 
> There is no performance regression since the mutex is normally not
> acquired.
> 
> Changelog:
>  06.03.2010 First release
>  26.03.2010 Fix mutex[1] issue and tested it for compile failure
> 
> Signed-off-by: Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net>
> ---
>  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c |  131 +++++++++++++++++-----------------
>  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0002.c |  122 ++++++++++++++++----------------
>  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0020.c |  136 +++++++++++++++++-----------------
>  drivers/mtd/chips/fwh_lock.h        |    6 +-
>  drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c       |    3 +-
>  drivers/mtd/lpddr/lpddr_cmds.c      |   79 ++++++++++----------
>  include/linux/mtd/flashchip.h       |    4 +-
>  7 files changed, 239 insertions(+), 242 deletions(-)
Andrew Morton - April 23, 2010, 3:07 a.m.
On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 08:03:04 +0200 Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net> wrote:

> David did not respond to my request since more than a month. Can u apply
> the patch to linux next?

The patch is rather too fundamental for there to be benefit in me
carrying it.

Hopefully Artem can look at it soon, although he's somewhat busy with
real-life things at present.
Stefani Seibold - April 23, 2010, 6:03 a.m.
Hi Andrew,

David did not respond to my request since more than a month. Can u apply
the patch to linux next?

Thanks,
Stefani

Am Dienstag, den 20.04.2010, 20:16 +0200 schrieb Stefani Seibold:
> Is the MTD mailing list routed to /dev/null? 
> 
> It is very sad that nobody gives my a reply. 
> 
> I ask for a merge for the patch, and if there any reason why not, it
> would be great to know. Otherwise i can't fix it.
> 
> So again, please merge the path for the huge latency problem.
> 
> Am Sonntag, den 18.04.2010, 22:46 +0200 schrieb Stefani Seibold:
> > From: Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net>
> > 
> > The use of a memcpy() during a spinlock operation will cause very long
> > thread context switch delays if the flash chip bandwidth is low and the
> > data to be copied large, because a spinlock will disable preemption.
> > 
> > For example: A flash with 6,5 MB/s bandwidth will cause under ubifs,
> > which request sometimes 128 KB (the flash erase size), a preemption delay of
> > 20 milliseconds. High priority threads will not be served during this
> > time, regardless whether this threads access the flash or not. This behavior
> > breaks real time.
> > 
> > The patch changes all the use of spin_lock operations for xxxx->mutex
> > into mutex operations, which is exact what the name says and means.
> > 
> > I have checked the code of the drivers and there is no use of atomic
> > pathes like interrupt or timers. The mtdoops facility will also not be used
> > by this drivers. So it is dave to replace the spin_lock against mutex.
> > 
> > There is no performance regression since the mutex is normally not
> > acquired.
> > 
> > Changelog:
> >  06.03.2010 First release
> >  26.03.2010 Fix mutex[1] issue and tested it for compile failure
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net>
> > ---
> >  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c |  131 +++++++++++++++++-----------------
> >  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0002.c |  122 ++++++++++++++++----------------
> >  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0020.c |  136 +++++++++++++++++-----------------
> >  drivers/mtd/chips/fwh_lock.h        |    6 +-
> >  drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c       |    3 +-
> >  drivers/mtd/lpddr/lpddr_cmds.c      |   79 ++++++++++----------
> >  include/linux/mtd/flashchip.h       |    4 +-
> >  7 files changed, 239 insertions(+), 242 deletions(-)
>
Artem Bityutskiy - April 23, 2010, 12:03 p.m.
On Sun, 2010-04-18 at 22:46 +0200, Stefani Seibold wrote:
> From: Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net>
> 
> The use of a memcpy() during a spinlock operation will cause very long
> thread context switch delays if the flash chip bandwidth is low and the
> data to be copied large, because a spinlock will disable preemption.
> 
> For example: A flash with 6,5 MB/s bandwidth will cause under ubifs,
> which request sometimes 128 KB (the flash erase size), a preemption delay of
> 20 milliseconds. High priority threads will not be served during this
> time, regardless whether this threads access the flash or not. This behavior
> breaks real time.
> 
> The patch changes all the use of spin_lock operations for xxxx->mutex
> into mutex operations, which is exact what the name says and means.
> 
> I have checked the code of the drivers and there is no use of atomic
> pathes like interrupt or timers. The mtdoops facility will also not be used
> by this drivers. So it is dave to replace the spin_lock against mutex.
> 
> There is no performance regression since the mutex is normally not
> acquired.
> 
> Changelog:
>  06.03.2010 First release
>  26.03.2010 Fix mutex[1] issue and tested it for compile failure
> 
> Signed-off-by: Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net>
> ---
>  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c |  131 +++++++++++++++++-----------------
>  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0002.c |  122 ++++++++++++++++----------------
>  drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0020.c |  136 +++++++++++++++++-----------------
>  drivers/mtd/chips/fwh_lock.h        |    6 +-
>  drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c       |    3 +-
>  drivers/mtd/lpddr/lpddr_cmds.c      |   79 ++++++++++----------
>  include/linux/mtd/flashchip.h       |    4 +-
>  7 files changed, 239 insertions(+), 242 deletions(-)

Pushed to l2-mtd-2.6.git / master.
Artem Bityutskiy - April 28, 2010, 1:58 p.m.
On Thu, 2010-04-22 at 23:07 -0400, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 08:03:04 +0200 Stefani Seibold <stefani@seibold.net> wrote:
> 
> > David did not respond to my request since more than a month. Can u apply
> > the patch to linux next?
> 
> The patch is rather too fundamental for there to be benefit in me
> carrying it.
> 
> Hopefully Artem can look at it soon, although he's somewhat busy with
> real-life things at present.

Yeah, the patch is in my l2 tree, and David should take it to
mtd-2.6.git at some point, so it will probably be in 2.6.35, unless
David misses the merge window :-)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c b/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c
index 9253043..62f3ea9 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0001.c
@@ -725,8 +725,7 @@  static int cfi_intelext_partition_fixup(struct mtd_info *mtd,
 				/* those should be reset too since
 				   they create memory references. */
 				init_waitqueue_head(&chip->wq);
-				spin_lock_init(&chip->_spinlock);
-				chip->mutex = &chip->_spinlock;
+				mutex_init(&chip->mutex);
 				chip++;
 			}
 		}
@@ -772,9 +771,9 @@  static int chip_ready (struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long
 			if (chip->priv && map_word_andequal(map, status, status_PWS, status_PWS))
 				break;
 
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			cfi_udelay(1);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			/* Someone else might have been playing with it. */
 			return -EAGAIN;
 		}
@@ -821,9 +820,9 @@  static int chip_ready (struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long
 				return -EIO;
 			}
 
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			cfi_udelay(1);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			/* Nobody will touch it while it's in state FL_ERASE_SUSPENDING.
 			   So we can just loop here. */
 		}
@@ -850,10 +849,10 @@  static int chip_ready (struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long
 	sleep:
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		return -EAGAIN;
 	}
 }
@@ -899,20 +898,20 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long adr
 			 * it'll happily send us to sleep.  In any case, when
 			 * get_chip returns success we're clear to go ahead.
 			 */
-			ret = spin_trylock(contender->mutex);
+			ret = mutex_trylock(&contender->mutex);
 			spin_unlock(&shared->lock);
 			if (!ret)
 				goto retry;
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			ret = chip_ready(map, contender, contender->start, mode);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 			if (ret == -EAGAIN) {
-				spin_unlock(contender->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&contender->mutex);
 				goto retry;
 			}
 			if (ret) {
-				spin_unlock(contender->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&contender->mutex);
 				return ret;
 			}
 			spin_lock(&shared->lock);
@@ -921,10 +920,10 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long adr
 			 * in FL_SYNCING state. Put contender and retry. */
 			if (chip->state == FL_SYNCING) {
 				put_chip(map, contender, contender->start);
-				spin_unlock(contender->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&contender->mutex);
 				goto retry;
 			}
-			spin_unlock(contender->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&contender->mutex);
 		}
 
 		/* Check if we already have suspended erase
@@ -934,10 +933,10 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long adr
 			spin_unlock(&shared->lock);
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			goto retry;
 		}
 
@@ -967,12 +966,12 @@  static void put_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long ad
 			if (shared->writing && shared->writing != chip) {
 				/* give back ownership to who we loaned it from */
 				struct flchip *loaner = shared->writing;
-				spin_lock(loaner->mutex);
+				mutex_lock(&loaner->mutex);
 				spin_unlock(&shared->lock);
-				spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 				put_chip(map, loaner, loaner->start);
-				spin_lock(chip->mutex);
-				spin_unlock(loaner->mutex);
+				mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&loaner->mutex);
 				wake_up(&chip->wq);
 				return;
 			}
@@ -1142,7 +1141,7 @@  static int __xipram xip_wait_for_operation(
 			(void) map_read(map, adr);
 			xip_iprefetch();
 			local_irq_enable();
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			xip_iprefetch();
 			cond_resched();
 
@@ -1152,15 +1151,15 @@  static int __xipram xip_wait_for_operation(
 			 * a suspended erase state.  If so let's wait
 			 * until it's done.
 			 */
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			while (chip->state != newstate) {
 				DECLARE_WAITQUEUE(wait, current);
 				set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 				add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-				spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 				schedule();
 				remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-				spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+				mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			}
 			/* Disallow XIP again */
 			local_irq_disable();
@@ -1216,10 +1215,10 @@  static int inval_cache_and_wait_for_operation(
 	int chip_state = chip->state;
 	unsigned int timeo, sleep_time, reset_timeo;
 
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	if (inval_len)
 		INVALIDATE_CACHED_RANGE(map, inval_adr, inval_len);
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	timeo = chip_op_time_max;
 	if (!timeo)
@@ -1239,7 +1238,7 @@  static int inval_cache_and_wait_for_operation(
 		}
 
 		/* OK Still waiting. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry. */
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		if (sleep_time >= 1000000/HZ) {
 			/*
 			 * Half of the normal delay still remaining
@@ -1254,17 +1253,17 @@  static int inval_cache_and_wait_for_operation(
 			cond_resched();
 			timeo--;
 		}
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		while (chip->state != chip_state) {
 			/* Someone's suspended the operation: sleep */
 			DECLARE_WAITQUEUE(wait, current);
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		}
 		if (chip->erase_suspended && chip_state == FL_ERASING)  {
 			/* Erase suspend occured while sleep: reset timeout */
@@ -1300,7 +1299,7 @@  static int do_point_onechip (struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, loff_t a
 	/* Ensure cmd read/writes are aligned. */
 	cmd_addr = adr & ~(map_bankwidth(map)-1);
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, cmd_addr, FL_POINT);
 
@@ -1311,7 +1310,7 @@  static int do_point_onechip (struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, loff_t a
 		chip->state = FL_POINT;
 		chip->ref_point_counter++;
 	}
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	return ret;
 }
@@ -1396,7 +1395,7 @@  static void cfi_intelext_unpoint(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t from, size_t len)
 		else
 			thislen = len;
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		if (chip->state == FL_POINT) {
 			chip->ref_point_counter--;
 			if(chip->ref_point_counter == 0)
@@ -1405,7 +1404,7 @@  static void cfi_intelext_unpoint(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t from, size_t len)
 			printk(KERN_ERR "%s: Warning: unpoint called on non pointed region\n", map->name); /* Should this give an error? */
 
 		put_chip(map, chip, chip->start);
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		len -= thislen;
 		ofs = 0;
@@ -1424,10 +1423,10 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 	/* Ensure cmd read/writes are aligned. */
 	cmd_addr = adr & ~(map_bankwidth(map)-1);
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, cmd_addr, FL_READY);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -1441,7 +1440,7 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 
 	put_chip(map, chip, cmd_addr);
 
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return 0;
 }
 
@@ -1504,10 +1503,10 @@  static int __xipram do_write_oneword(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 		return -EINVAL;
 	}
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr, mode);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -1553,7 +1552,7 @@  static int __xipram do_write_oneword(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 	xip_enable(map, chip, adr);
  out:	put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -1662,10 +1661,10 @@  static int __xipram do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	/* Let's determine this according to the interleave only once */
 	write_cmd = (cfi->cfiq->P_ID != 0x0200) ? CMD(0xe8) : CMD(0xe9);
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, cmd_adr, FL_WRITING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -1796,7 +1795,7 @@  static int __xipram do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 	xip_enable(map, chip, cmd_adr);
  out:	put_chip(map, chip, cmd_adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -1875,10 +1874,10 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	adr += chip->start;
 
  retry:
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr, FL_ERASING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -1934,7 +1933,7 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 		} else if (chipstatus & 0x20 && retries--) {
 			printk(KERN_DEBUG "block erase failed at 0x%08lx: status 0x%lx. Retrying...\n", adr, chipstatus);
 			put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			goto retry;
 		} else {
 			printk(KERN_ERR "%s: block erase failed at 0x%08lx (status 0x%lx)\n", map->name, adr, chipstatus);
@@ -1946,7 +1945,7 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 	xip_enable(map, chip, adr);
  out:	put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -1979,7 +1978,7 @@  static void cfi_intelext_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 	for (i=0; !ret && i<cfi->numchips; i++) {
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		ret = get_chip(map, chip, chip->start, FL_SYNCING);
 
 		if (!ret) {
@@ -1990,7 +1989,7 @@  static void cfi_intelext_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			 * with the chip now anyway.
 			 */
 		}
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	/* Unlock the chips again */
@@ -1998,14 +1997,14 @@  static void cfi_intelext_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 	for (i--; i >=0; i--) {
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		if (chip->state == FL_SYNCING) {
 			chip->state = chip->oldstate;
 			chip->oldstate = FL_READY;
 			wake_up(&chip->wq);
 		}
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 }
 
@@ -2051,10 +2050,10 @@  static int __xipram do_xxlock_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip
 
 	adr += chip->start;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr, FL_LOCKING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -2088,7 +2087,7 @@  static int __xipram do_xxlock_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip
 
 	xip_enable(map, chip, adr);
 out:	put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -2153,10 +2152,10 @@  do_otp_read(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, u_long offset,
 	struct cfi_private *cfi = map->fldrv_priv;
 	int ret;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, chip->start, FL_JEDEC_QUERY);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -2175,7 +2174,7 @@  do_otp_read(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, u_long offset,
 	INVALIDATE_CACHED_RANGE(map, chip->start + offset, size);
 
 	put_chip(map, chip, chip->start);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return 0;
 }
 
@@ -2450,7 +2449,7 @@  static int cfi_intelext_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 	for (i=0; !ret && i<cfi->numchips; i++) {
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		switch (chip->state) {
 		case FL_READY:
@@ -2482,7 +2481,7 @@  static int cfi_intelext_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 		case FL_PM_SUSPENDED:
 			break;
 		}
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	/* Unlock the chips again */
@@ -2491,7 +2490,7 @@  static int cfi_intelext_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 		for (i--; i >=0; i--) {
 			chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 			if (chip->state == FL_PM_SUSPENDED) {
 				/* No need to force it into a known state here,
@@ -2501,7 +2500,7 @@  static int cfi_intelext_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 				chip->oldstate = FL_READY;
 				wake_up(&chip->wq);
 			}
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		}
 	}
 
@@ -2542,7 +2541,7 @@  static void cfi_intelext_resume(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		/* Go to known state. Chip may have been power cycled */
 		if (chip->state == FL_PM_SUSPENDED) {
@@ -2551,7 +2550,7 @@  static void cfi_intelext_resume(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			wake_up(&chip->wq);
 		}
 
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	if ((mtd->flags & MTD_POWERUP_LOCK)
@@ -2571,14 +2570,14 @@  static int cfi_intelext_reset(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 		/* force the completion of any ongoing operation
 		   and switch to array mode so any bootloader in
 		   flash is accessible for soft reboot. */
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		ret = get_chip(map, chip, chip->start, FL_SHUTDOWN);
 		if (!ret) {
 			map_write(map, CMD(0xff), chip->start);
 			chip->state = FL_SHUTDOWN;
 			put_chip(map, chip, chip->start);
 		}
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	return 0;
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0002.c b/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0002.c
index ea2a7f6..c93e47d 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0002.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0002.c
@@ -565,9 +565,9 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long adr
 				printk(KERN_ERR "Waiting for chip to be ready timed out.\n");
 				return -EIO;
 			}
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			cfi_udelay(1);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			/* Someone else might have been playing with it. */
 			goto retry;
 		}
@@ -611,9 +611,9 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long adr
 				return -EIO;
 			}
 
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			cfi_udelay(1);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			/* Nobody will touch it while it's in state FL_ERASE_SUSPENDING.
 			   So we can just loop here. */
 		}
@@ -637,10 +637,10 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, unsigned long adr
 	sleep:
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		goto resettime;
 	}
 }
@@ -772,7 +772,7 @@  static void __xipram xip_udelay(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 			(void) map_read(map, adr);
 			xip_iprefetch();
 			local_irq_enable();
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			xip_iprefetch();
 			cond_resched();
 
@@ -782,15 +782,15 @@  static void __xipram xip_udelay(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 			 * a suspended erase state.  If so let's wait
 			 * until it's done.
 			 */
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			while (chip->state != FL_XIP_WHILE_ERASING) {
 				DECLARE_WAITQUEUE(wait, current);
 				set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 				add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-				spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 				schedule();
 				remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-				spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+				mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			}
 			/* Disallow XIP again */
 			local_irq_disable();
@@ -852,17 +852,17 @@  static void __xipram xip_udelay(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 #define UDELAY(map, chip, adr, usec)  \
 do {  \
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);  \
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);  \
 	cfi_udelay(usec);  \
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);  \
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);  \
 } while (0)
 
 #define INVALIDATE_CACHE_UDELAY(map, chip, adr, len, usec)  \
 do {  \
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);  \
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);  \
 	INVALIDATE_CACHED_RANGE(map, adr, len);  \
 	cfi_udelay(usec);  \
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);  \
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);  \
 } while (0)
 
 #endif
@@ -878,10 +878,10 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 	/* Ensure cmd read/writes are aligned. */
 	cmd_addr = adr & ~(map_bankwidth(map)-1);
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, cmd_addr, FL_READY);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -894,7 +894,7 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 
 	put_chip(map, chip, cmd_addr);
 
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return 0;
 }
 
@@ -948,7 +948,7 @@  static inline int do_read_secsi_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chi
 	struct cfi_private *cfi = map->fldrv_priv;
 
  retry:
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	if (chip->state != FL_READY){
 #if 0
@@ -957,7 +957,7 @@  static inline int do_read_secsi_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chi
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
@@ -986,7 +986,7 @@  static inline int do_read_secsi_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chi
 	cfi_send_gen_cmd(0x00, cfi->addr_unlock1, chip->start, map, cfi, cfi->device_type, NULL);
 
 	wake_up(&chip->wq);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	return 0;
 }
@@ -1055,10 +1055,10 @@  static int __xipram do_write_oneword(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 	adr += chip->start;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr, FL_WRITING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -1101,11 +1101,11 @@  static int __xipram do_write_oneword(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 			timeo = jiffies + (HZ / 2); /* FIXME */
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			continue;
 		}
 
@@ -1137,7 +1137,7 @@  static int __xipram do_write_oneword(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
  op_done:
 	chip->state = FL_READY;
 	put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	return ret;
 }
@@ -1169,7 +1169,7 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_write_words(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t to, size_t len,
 		map_word tmp_buf;
 
  retry:
-		spin_lock(cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
 
 		if (cfi->chips[chipnum].state != FL_READY) {
 #if 0
@@ -1178,7 +1178,7 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_write_words(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t to, size_t len,
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&cfi->chips[chipnum].wq, &wait);
 
-			spin_unlock(cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
 
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&cfi->chips[chipnum].wq, &wait);
@@ -1192,7 +1192,7 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_write_words(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t to, size_t len,
 		/* Load 'tmp_buf' with old contents of flash */
 		tmp_buf = map_read(map, bus_ofs+chipstart);
 
-		spin_unlock(cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
 
 		/* Number of bytes to copy from buffer */
 		n = min_t(int, len, map_bankwidth(map)-i);
@@ -1247,7 +1247,7 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_write_words(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t to, size_t len,
 		map_word tmp_buf;
 
  retry1:
-		spin_lock(cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
 
 		if (cfi->chips[chipnum].state != FL_READY) {
 #if 0
@@ -1256,7 +1256,7 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_write_words(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t to, size_t len,
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&cfi->chips[chipnum].wq, &wait);
 
-			spin_unlock(cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
 
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&cfi->chips[chipnum].wq, &wait);
@@ -1269,7 +1269,7 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_write_words(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t to, size_t len,
 
 		tmp_buf = map_read(map, ofs + chipstart);
 
-		spin_unlock(cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&cfi->chips[chipnum].mutex);
 
 		tmp_buf = map_word_load_partial(map, tmp_buf, buf, 0, len);
 
@@ -1304,10 +1304,10 @@  static int __xipram do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	adr += chip->start;
 	cmd_adr = adr;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr, FL_WRITING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -1362,11 +1362,11 @@  static int __xipram do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 			timeo = jiffies + (HZ / 2); /* FIXME */
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			continue;
 		}
 
@@ -1394,7 +1394,7 @@  static int __xipram do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
  op_done:
 	chip->state = FL_READY;
 	put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	return ret;
 }
@@ -1494,10 +1494,10 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip)
 
 	adr = cfi->addr_unlock1;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr, FL_WRITING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -1530,10 +1530,10 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip)
 			/* Someone's suspended the erase. Sleep */
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			continue;
 		}
 		if (chip->erase_suspended) {
@@ -1567,7 +1567,7 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip)
 	chip->state = FL_READY;
 	xip_enable(map, chip, adr);
 	put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	return ret;
 }
@@ -1582,10 +1582,10 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 	adr += chip->start;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr, FL_ERASING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -1618,10 +1618,10 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 			/* Someone's suspended the erase. Sleep */
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			continue;
 		}
 		if (chip->erase_suspended) {
@@ -1657,7 +1657,7 @@  static int __xipram do_erase_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 	chip->state = FL_READY;
 	put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -1709,7 +1709,7 @@  static int do_atmel_lock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	struct cfi_private *cfi = map->fldrv_priv;
 	int ret;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr + chip->start, FL_LOCKING);
 	if (ret)
 		goto out_unlock;
@@ -1735,7 +1735,7 @@  static int do_atmel_lock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	ret = 0;
 
 out_unlock:
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -1745,7 +1745,7 @@  static int do_atmel_unlock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	struct cfi_private *cfi = map->fldrv_priv;
 	int ret;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr + chip->start, FL_UNLOCKING);
 	if (ret)
 		goto out_unlock;
@@ -1763,7 +1763,7 @@  static int do_atmel_unlock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	ret = 0;
 
 out_unlock:
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -1791,7 +1791,7 @@  static void cfi_amdstd_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
 	retry:
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		switch(chip->state) {
 		case FL_READY:
@@ -1805,7 +1805,7 @@  static void cfi_amdstd_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			 * with the chip now anyway.
 			 */
 		case FL_SYNCING:
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			break;
 
 		default:
@@ -1813,7 +1813,7 @@  static void cfi_amdstd_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 			schedule();
 
@@ -1828,13 +1828,13 @@  static void cfi_amdstd_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 	for (i--; i >=0; i--) {
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		if (chip->state == FL_SYNCING) {
 			chip->state = chip->oldstate;
 			wake_up(&chip->wq);
 		}
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 }
 
@@ -1850,7 +1850,7 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 	for (i=0; !ret && i<cfi->numchips; i++) {
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		switch(chip->state) {
 		case FL_READY:
@@ -1870,7 +1870,7 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			ret = -EAGAIN;
 			break;
 		}
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	/* Unlock the chips again */
@@ -1879,13 +1879,13 @@  static int cfi_amdstd_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 		for (i--; i >=0; i--) {
 			chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 			if (chip->state == FL_PM_SUSPENDED) {
 				chip->state = chip->oldstate;
 				wake_up(&chip->wq);
 			}
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		}
 	}
 
@@ -1904,7 +1904,7 @@  static void cfi_amdstd_resume(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		if (chip->state == FL_PM_SUSPENDED) {
 			chip->state = FL_READY;
@@ -1914,7 +1914,7 @@  static void cfi_amdstd_resume(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 		else
 			printk(KERN_ERR "Argh. Chip not in PM_SUSPENDED state upon resume()\n");
 
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 }
 
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0020.c b/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0020.c
index 0667a67..e54e8c1 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0020.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/chips/cfi_cmdset_0020.c
@@ -265,7 +265,7 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 
 	timeo = jiffies + HZ;
  retry:
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	/* Check that the chip's ready to talk to us.
 	 * If it's in FL_ERASING state, suspend it and make it talk now.
@@ -296,15 +296,15 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 				/* make sure we're in 'read status' mode */
 				map_write(map, CMD(0x70), cmd_addr);
 				chip->state = FL_ERASING;
-				spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 				printk(KERN_ERR "Chip not ready after erase "
 				       "suspended: status = 0x%lx\n", status.x[0]);
 				return -EIO;
 			}
 
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			cfi_udelay(1);
-			spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		}
 
 		suspended = 1;
@@ -335,13 +335,13 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 
 		/* Urgh. Chip not yet ready to talk to us. */
 		if (time_after(jiffies, timeo)) {
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for chip to be ready timed out in read. WSM status = %lx\n", status.x[0]);
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
 		goto retry;
 
@@ -351,7 +351,7 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 		   someone changes the status */
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 		timeo = jiffies + HZ;
@@ -376,7 +376,7 @@  static inline int do_read_onechip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, lof
 	}
 
 	wake_up(&chip->wq);
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return 0;
 }
 
@@ -445,7 +445,7 @@  static inline int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 #ifdef DEBUG_CFI_FEATURES
        printk("%s: chip->state[%d]\n", __func__, chip->state);
 #endif
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	/* Check that the chip's ready to talk to us.
 	 * Later, we can actually think about interrupting it
@@ -470,14 +470,14 @@  static inline int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 			break;
 		/* Urgh. Chip not yet ready to talk to us. */
 		if (time_after(jiffies, timeo)) {
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
                         printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for chip to be ready timed out in buffer write Xstatus = %lx, status = %lx\n",
                                status.x[0], map_read(map, cmd_adr).x[0]);
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
 		goto retry;
 
@@ -486,7 +486,7 @@  static inline int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 		   someone changes the status */
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 		timeo = jiffies + HZ;
@@ -503,16 +503,16 @@  static inline int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 		if (map_word_andequal(map, status, status_OK, status_OK))
 			break;
 
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		if (++z > 100) {
 			/* Argh. Not ready for write to buffer */
 			DISABLE_VPP(map);
                         map_write(map, CMD(0x70), cmd_adr);
 			chip->state = FL_STATUS;
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			printk(KERN_ERR "Chip not ready for buffer write. Xstatus = %lx\n", status.x[0]);
 			return -EIO;
 		}
@@ -532,9 +532,9 @@  static inline int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	map_write(map, CMD(0xd0), cmd_adr);
 	chip->state = FL_WRITING;
 
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	cfi_udelay(chip->buffer_write_time);
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	timeo = jiffies + (HZ/2);
 	z = 0;
@@ -543,11 +543,11 @@  static inline int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 			/* Someone's suspended the write. Sleep */
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 			timeo = jiffies + (HZ / 2); /* FIXME */
-			spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			continue;
 		}
 
@@ -563,16 +563,16 @@  static inline int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
                         map_write(map, CMD(0x70), adr);
 			chip->state = FL_STATUS;
 			DISABLE_VPP(map);
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for chip to be ready timed out in bufwrite\n");
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
 		z++;
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 	if (!z) {
 		chip->buffer_write_time--;
@@ -596,11 +596,11 @@  static inline int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 		/* put back into read status register mode */
 		map_write(map, CMD(0x70), adr);
 		wake_up(&chip->wq);
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return map_word_bitsset(map, status, CMD(0x02)) ? -EROFS : -EIO;
 	}
 	wake_up(&chip->wq);
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
         return 0;
 }
@@ -749,7 +749,7 @@  static inline int do_erase_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, u
 
 	timeo = jiffies + HZ;
 retry:
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	/* Check that the chip's ready to talk to us. */
 	switch (chip->state) {
@@ -766,13 +766,13 @@  retry:
 
 		/* Urgh. Chip not yet ready to talk to us. */
 		if (time_after(jiffies, timeo)) {
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for chip to be ready timed out in erase\n");
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
 		goto retry;
 
@@ -781,7 +781,7 @@  retry:
 		   someone changes the status */
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 		timeo = jiffies + HZ;
@@ -797,9 +797,9 @@  retry:
 	map_write(map, CMD(0xD0), adr);
 	chip->state = FL_ERASING;
 
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	msleep(1000);
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	/* FIXME. Use a timer to check this, and return immediately. */
 	/* Once the state machine's known to be working I'll do that */
@@ -810,11 +810,11 @@  retry:
 			/* Someone's suspended the erase. Sleep */
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 			timeo = jiffies + (HZ*20); /* FIXME */
-			spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			continue;
 		}
 
@@ -828,14 +828,14 @@  retry:
 			chip->state = FL_STATUS;
 			printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for erase to complete timed out. Xstatus = %lx, status = %lx.\n", status.x[0], map_read(map, adr).x[0]);
 			DISABLE_VPP(map);
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	DISABLE_VPP(map);
@@ -878,7 +878,7 @@  retry:
 				printk(KERN_DEBUG "Chip erase failed at 0x%08lx: status 0x%x. Retrying...\n", adr, chipstatus);
 				timeo = jiffies + HZ;
 				chip->state = FL_STATUS;
-				spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 				goto retry;
 			}
 			printk(KERN_DEBUG "Chip erase failed at 0x%08lx: status 0x%x\n", adr, chipstatus);
@@ -887,7 +887,7 @@  retry:
 	}
 
 	wake_up(&chip->wq);
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -995,7 +995,7 @@  static void cfi_staa_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
 	retry:
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		switch(chip->state) {
 		case FL_READY:
@@ -1009,7 +1009,7 @@  static void cfi_staa_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			 * with the chip now anyway.
 			 */
 		case FL_SYNCING:
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			break;
 
 		default:
@@ -1017,7 +1017,7 @@  static void cfi_staa_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 		        remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 
@@ -1030,13 +1030,13 @@  static void cfi_staa_sync (struct mtd_info *mtd)
 	for (i--; i >=0; i--) {
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		if (chip->state == FL_SYNCING) {
 			chip->state = chip->oldstate;
 			wake_up(&chip->wq);
 		}
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 }
 
@@ -1054,7 +1054,7 @@  static inline int do_lock_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, un
 
 	timeo = jiffies + HZ;
 retry:
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	/* Check that the chip's ready to talk to us. */
 	switch (chip->state) {
@@ -1071,13 +1071,13 @@  retry:
 
 		/* Urgh. Chip not yet ready to talk to us. */
 		if (time_after(jiffies, timeo)) {
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for chip to be ready timed out in lock\n");
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
 		goto retry;
 
@@ -1086,7 +1086,7 @@  retry:
 		   someone changes the status */
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 		timeo = jiffies + HZ;
@@ -1098,9 +1098,9 @@  retry:
 	map_write(map, CMD(0x01), adr);
 	chip->state = FL_LOCKING;
 
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	msleep(1000);
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	/* FIXME. Use a timer to check this, and return immediately. */
 	/* Once the state machine's known to be working I'll do that */
@@ -1118,21 +1118,21 @@  retry:
 			chip->state = FL_STATUS;
 			printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for lock to complete timed out. Xstatus = %lx, status = %lx.\n", status.x[0], map_read(map, adr).x[0]);
 			DISABLE_VPP(map);
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	/* Done and happy. */
 	chip->state = FL_STATUS;
 	DISABLE_VPP(map);
 	wake_up(&chip->wq);
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return 0;
 }
 static int cfi_staa_lock(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t ofs, uint64_t len)
@@ -1203,7 +1203,7 @@  static inline int do_unlock_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 	timeo = jiffies + HZ;
 retry:
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	/* Check that the chip's ready to talk to us. */
 	switch (chip->state) {
@@ -1220,13 +1220,13 @@  retry:
 
 		/* Urgh. Chip not yet ready to talk to us. */
 		if (time_after(jiffies, timeo)) {
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for chip to be ready timed out in unlock\n");
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
 		goto retry;
 
@@ -1235,7 +1235,7 @@  retry:
 		   someone changes the status */
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
 		timeo = jiffies + HZ;
@@ -1247,9 +1247,9 @@  retry:
 	map_write(map, CMD(0xD0), adr);
 	chip->state = FL_UNLOCKING;
 
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	msleep(1000);
-	spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 	/* FIXME. Use a timer to check this, and return immediately. */
 	/* Once the state machine's known to be working I'll do that */
@@ -1267,21 +1267,21 @@  retry:
 			chip->state = FL_STATUS;
 			printk(KERN_ERR "waiting for unlock to complete timed out. Xstatus = %lx, status = %lx.\n", status.x[0], map_read(map, adr).x[0]);
 			DISABLE_VPP(map);
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			return -EIO;
 		}
 
 		/* Latency issues. Drop the unlock, wait a while and retry */
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		cfi_udelay(1);
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	/* Done and happy. */
 	chip->state = FL_STATUS;
 	DISABLE_VPP(map);
 	wake_up(&chip->wq);
-	spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return 0;
 }
 static int cfi_staa_unlock(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t ofs, uint64_t len)
@@ -1334,7 +1334,7 @@  static int cfi_staa_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 	for (i=0; !ret && i<cfi->numchips; i++) {
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		switch(chip->state) {
 		case FL_READY:
@@ -1354,7 +1354,7 @@  static int cfi_staa_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			ret = -EAGAIN;
 			break;
 		}
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 
 	/* Unlock the chips again */
@@ -1363,7 +1363,7 @@  static int cfi_staa_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 		for (i--; i >=0; i--) {
 			chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-			spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 			if (chip->state == FL_PM_SUSPENDED) {
 				/* No need to force it into a known state here,
@@ -1372,7 +1372,7 @@  static int cfi_staa_suspend(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 				chip->state = chip->oldstate;
 				wake_up(&chip->wq);
 			}
-			spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		}
 	}
 
@@ -1390,7 +1390,7 @@  static void cfi_staa_resume(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 
 		chip = &cfi->chips[i];
 
-		spin_lock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		/* Go to known state. Chip may have been power cycled */
 		if (chip->state == FL_PM_SUSPENDED) {
@@ -1399,7 +1399,7 @@  static void cfi_staa_resume(struct mtd_info *mtd)
 			wake_up(&chip->wq);
 		}
 
-		spin_unlock_bh(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	}
 }
 
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/chips/fwh_lock.h b/drivers/mtd/chips/fwh_lock.h
index 57e0e4e..d180649 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/chips/fwh_lock.h
+++ b/drivers/mtd/chips/fwh_lock.h
@@ -58,10 +58,10 @@  static int fwh_xxlock_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	 * to flash memory - that means that we don't have to check status
 	 * and timeout.
 	 */
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, adr, FL_LOCKING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@  static int fwh_xxlock_oneblock(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	/* Done and happy. */
 	chip->state = chip->oldstate;
 	put_chip(map, chip, adr);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return 0;
 }
 
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c b/drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c
index e2dc964..fcc1bc0 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/chips/gen_probe.c
@@ -155,8 +155,7 @@  static struct cfi_private *genprobe_ident_chips(struct map_info *map, struct chi
 			pchip->start = (i << cfi.chipshift);
 			pchip->state = FL_READY;
 			init_waitqueue_head(&pchip->wq);
-			spin_lock_init(&pchip->_spinlock);
-			pchip->mutex = &pchip->_spinlock;
+			mutex_init(&pchip->mutex);
 		}
 	}
 
diff --git a/drivers/mtd/lpddr/lpddr_cmds.c b/drivers/mtd/lpddr/lpddr_cmds.c
index e22ca49..eb6f437 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/lpddr/lpddr_cmds.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/lpddr/lpddr_cmds.c
@@ -106,8 +106,7 @@  struct mtd_info *lpddr_cmdset(struct map_info *map)
 			/* those should be reset too since
 			   they create memory references. */
 			init_waitqueue_head(&chip->wq);
-			spin_lock_init(&chip->_spinlock);
-			chip->mutex = &chip->_spinlock;
+			mutex_init(&chip->mutex);
 			chip++;
 		}
 	}
@@ -143,7 +142,7 @@  static int wait_for_ready(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 		}
 
 		/* OK Still waiting. Drop the lock, wait a while and retry. */
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		if (sleep_time >= 1000000/HZ) {
 			/*
 			 * Half of the normal delay still remaining
@@ -158,17 +157,17 @@  static int wait_for_ready(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 			cond_resched();
 			timeo--;
 		}
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		while (chip->state != chip_state) {
 			/* Someone's suspended the operation: sleep */
 			DECLARE_WAITQUEUE(wait, current);
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		}
 		if (chip->erase_suspended || chip->write_suspended)  {
 			/* Suspend has occured while sleep: reset timeout */
@@ -229,20 +228,20 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, int mode)
 			 * it'll happily send us to sleep.  In any case, when
 			 * get_chip returns success we're clear to go ahead.
 			 */
-			ret = spin_trylock(contender->mutex);
+			ret = mutex_trylock(&contender->mutex);
 			spin_unlock(&shared->lock);
 			if (!ret)
 				goto retry;
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			ret = chip_ready(map, contender, mode);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 
 			if (ret == -EAGAIN) {
-				spin_unlock(contender->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&contender->mutex);
 				goto retry;
 			}
 			if (ret) {
-				spin_unlock(contender->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&contender->mutex);
 				return ret;
 			}
 			spin_lock(&shared->lock);
@@ -251,10 +250,10 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, int mode)
 			 * state. Put contender and retry. */
 			if (chip->state == FL_SYNCING) {
 				put_chip(map, contender);
-				spin_unlock(contender->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&contender->mutex);
 				goto retry;
 			}
-			spin_unlock(contender->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&contender->mutex);
 		}
 
 		/* Check if we have suspended erase on this chip.
@@ -264,10 +263,10 @@  static int get_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, int mode)
 			spin_unlock(&shared->lock);
 			set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 			add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 			schedule();
 			remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-			spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+			mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 			goto retry;
 		}
 
@@ -336,10 +335,10 @@  static int chip_ready(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip, int mode)
 sleep:
 		set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
 		add_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		schedule();
 		remove_wait_queue(&chip->wq, &wait);
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		return -EAGAIN;
 	}
 }
@@ -355,12 +354,12 @@  static void put_chip(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip)
 			if (shared->writing && shared->writing != chip) {
 				/* give back the ownership */
 				struct flchip *loaner = shared->writing;
-				spin_lock(loaner->mutex);
+				mutex_lock(&loaner->mutex);
 				spin_unlock(&shared->lock);
-				spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 				put_chip(map, loaner);
-				spin_lock(chip->mutex);
-				spin_unlock(loaner->mutex);
+				mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
+				mutex_unlock(&loaner->mutex);
 				wake_up(&chip->wq);
 				return;
 			}
@@ -413,10 +412,10 @@  int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 
 	wbufsize = 1 << lpddr->qinfo->BufSizeShift;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, FL_WRITING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 	/* Figure out the number of words to write */
@@ -477,7 +476,7 @@  int do_write_buffer(struct map_info *map, struct flchip *chip,
 	}
 
  out:	put_chip(map, chip);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -489,10 +488,10 @@  int do_erase_oneblock(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr)
 	struct flchip *chip = &lpddr->chips[chipnum];
 	int ret;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, FL_ERASING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 	send_pfow_command(map, LPDDR_BLOCK_ERASE, adr, 0, NULL);
@@ -504,7 +503,7 @@  int do_erase_oneblock(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr)
 		goto out;
 	}
  out:	put_chip(map, chip);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -517,10 +516,10 @@  static int lpddr_read(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr, size_t len,
 	struct flchip *chip = &lpddr->chips[chipnum];
 	int ret = 0;
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, FL_READY);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -528,7 +527,7 @@  static int lpddr_read(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr, size_t len,
 	*retlen = len;
 
 	put_chip(map, chip);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -568,9 +567,9 @@  static int lpddr_point(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr, size_t len,
 		else
 			thislen = len;
 		/* get the chip */
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		ret = get_chip(map, chip, FL_POINT);
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		if (ret)
 			break;
 
@@ -610,7 +609,7 @@  static void lpddr_unpoint (struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr, size_t len)
 		else
 			thislen = len;
 
-		spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 		if (chip->state == FL_POINT) {
 			chip->ref_point_counter--;
 			if (chip->ref_point_counter == 0)
@@ -620,7 +619,7 @@  static void lpddr_unpoint (struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr, size_t len)
 					"pointed region\n", map->name);
 
 		put_chip(map, chip);
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 
 		len -= thislen;
 		ofs = 0;
@@ -726,10 +725,10 @@  int do_xxlock(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr, uint32_t len, int thunk)
 	int chipnum = adr >> lpddr->chipshift;
 	struct flchip *chip = &lpddr->chips[chipnum];
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, FL_LOCKING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -749,7 +748,7 @@  int do_xxlock(struct mtd_info *mtd, loff_t adr, uint32_t len, int thunk)
 		goto out;
 	}
 out:	put_chip(map, chip);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -770,10 +769,10 @@  int word_program(struct map_info *map, loff_t adr, uint32_t curval)
 	int chipnum = adr >> lpddr->chipshift;
 	struct flchip *chip = &lpddr->chips[chipnum];
 
-	spin_lock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_lock(&chip->mutex);
 	ret = get_chip(map, chip, FL_WRITING);
 	if (ret) {
-		spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+		mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 		return ret;
 	}
 
@@ -787,7 +786,7 @@  int word_program(struct map_info *map, loff_t adr, uint32_t curval)
 	}
 
 out:	put_chip(map, chip);
-	spin_unlock(chip->mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&chip->mutex);
 	return ret;
 }
 
diff --git a/include/linux/mtd/flashchip.h b/include/linux/mtd/flashchip.h
index d0bf422..f43e9b4 100644
--- a/include/linux/mtd/flashchip.h
+++ b/include/linux/mtd/flashchip.h
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ 
  * has asm/spinlock.h, or 2.4, which has linux/spinlock.h
  */
 #include <linux/sched.h>
+#include <linux/mutex.h>
 
 typedef enum {
 	FL_READY,
@@ -74,8 +75,7 @@  struct flchip {
 	unsigned int erase_suspended:1;
 	unsigned long in_progress_block_addr;
 
-	spinlock_t *mutex;
-	spinlock_t _spinlock; /* We do it like this because sometimes they'll be shared. */
+	struct mutex mutex;
 	wait_queue_head_t wq; /* Wait on here when we're waiting for the chip
 			     to be ready */
 	int word_write_time;