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Date:	Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:45:19 +0100
From:	Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@....linux.org.uk>
To:	Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@...e-electrons.com>
Cc:	Vinod Koul <vinod.koul@...el.com>, andriy.shevchenko@...el.com,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	zhuzhenhua@...winnertech.com, dmaengine@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-sunxi@...glegroups.com, kevin.z.m.zh@...il.com,
	sunny@...winnertech.com, shuge@...winnertech.com,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v11 0/2] Add support for the Allwinner A31 DMA
	Controller

On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 06:37:46PM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> Hi Vinod,
> 
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 06:42:17PM +0530, Vinod Koul wrote:
> > - don't use devm_request_irq(). You have irq enabled and you have killed
> >   tasklet. This is too racy. You need to ensure no irqs can be generated before killing
> >   tasklets.
> 
> Ok, would calling disable_irq before killing the tasklet an option for
> you ? that would allow to keep the devm_request_irq.

That's not really an acceptable approach if you can use shared interrupts.
A better alternative would be devm_free_irq() to give a definite point
that the interrupt is unregistered in the driver remove sequence.  That
allows you to keep the advantage of devm_request_irq() to clean up during
the initialisation side.

An alternative approach would be to ensure that the hardware is quiesced,
and interrupts are disabled.  Then call synchronize_irq() on it, and at
that point, you should be certain that your interrupt handler should not
process any further interrupts for your device (though, in a shared
interrupt environment, it would still be called should a different device
on the shared line raise its interrupt.)

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