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SubjectRe: [greybus-dev] [PATCH] staging: greybus: Add missing rwsem around snd_ctl_remove() calls
On Thu, 18 Nov 2021 04:32:40 +0100,
Vaibhav Agarwal wrote:
>
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 3:25 AM Alex Elder <elder@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > On 11/17/21 3:02 PM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > > On Wed, 17 Nov 2021 20:56:14 +0100,
> > > Alex Elder wrote:
> > >>
> > >> On 11/16/21 1:20 AM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > >>> snd_ctl_remove() has to be called with card->controls_rwsem held (when
> > >>> called after the card instantiation). This patch adds the missing
> > >>> rwsem calls around it.
> > >>
> > >> I see the comment above snd_ctl_remove() that says you must hold
> > >> the write lock. And given that, this seems correct to me.
> > >>
> > >> I understand why you want to take the lock just once, rather
> > >> than each time snd_ctl_remove() is called.
> > >>
> > >> However I believe the acquisition and release of the lock
> > >> belongs inside gbaudio_remove_controls(), not in its caller.
> > >>
> > >> If you disagree, can you please explain why?
> > >
> > > In general if the function returns an error and has a loop inside,
> > > taking a lock in the caller side avoids the forgotten unlock.
> >
> > But taking the lock in the called function makes the
> > caller not need to take the lock (which would be even
> > more valuable if there were more than one caller).
> >
> > I prefer having the lock acquisition in the called
> > function. Please send version 2, as I suggested.
>
>
> Hi Takashi,
>
> Thanks for sharing this patch. In reference to the suggestion from Alex,
> do you think replacing snd_ctl_find_id(), snd_ctl_remove() with
> snd_ctl_remove_id() inside gbaudio_remove_controls() would be an even
> better choice without worrying about locks?

Yeah, that sounds like a better plan, indeed.


Takashi

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