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Date:   Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:07:23 +0100
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
To:     Baolin Wang <>
Cc:     Lee Jones <>, Rob Herring <>,
        Mark Rutland <>,
        Mark Brown <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        DTML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] mfd: syscon: Add hardware spinlock support

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 7:54 AM, Baolin Wang <> wrote:
> Some system control registers need hardware spinlock to synchronize
> between the multiple subsystems, so we should add hardware spinlock
> support for syscon.

> @@ -87,6 +88,12 @@ static struct syscon *of_syscon_register(struct device_node *np)
>         if (ret)
>                 reg_io_width = 4;
> +       ret = of_hwspin_lock_get_id(np, 0);
> +       if (ret > 0) {
> +               syscon_config.hwlock_id = ret;
> +               syscon_config.hwlock_mode = HWLOCK_IRQSTATE;
> +       }

Hi Baolin,

The error handling here seems insufficient, I think we have to treat
the following cases separately:

- ret>0 (this is fine)
- no spinlock in DT: of_hwspin_lock_get_id currently returns -EINVAL,
  we probably want to use a different return code (maybe -ESRCH ?)
  here so we can tell the difference beween no spinlock, and an
  invalid spinlock
- deferred probing: if the spinlock is there but the driver is not
  yet available, we may need to propagate the -EPROBE_DEFER
- other error: this would probably be a fatal condition here, and
  we should print a warning and clean up.


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