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Date:   Tue, 5 Mar 2019 20:11:57 -0800
From:   "dbasehore ." <dbasehore@...omium.org>
To:     Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...nel.org>
Cc:     linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-clk@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
        linux-rockchip@...ts.infradead.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
        Michael Turquette <mturquette@...libre.com>,
        Heiko Stübner <heiko@...ech.de>,
        aisheng.dong@....com, mchehab+samsung@...nel.org,
        Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>, jbrunet@...libre.com,
        Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...eaurora.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/6] clk: Remove recursion in clk_core_{prepare,enable}()

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 5:35 PM dbasehore . <dbasehore@...omium.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 10:49 AM Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...nel.org> wrote:
> >
> > Quoting Derek Basehore (2019-03-04 20:49:31)
> > > From: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...eaurora.org>
> > >
> > > Enabling and preparing clocks can be written quite naturally with
> > > recursion. We start at some point in the tree and recurse up the
> > > tree to find the oldest parent clk that needs to be enabled or
> > > prepared. Then we enable/prepare and return to the caller, going
> > > back to the clk we started at and enabling/preparing along the
> > > way. This also unroll the recursion in unprepare,disable which can
> > > just be done in the order of walking up the clk tree.
> > >
> > > The problem is recursion isn't great for kernel code where we
> > > have a limited stack size. Furthermore, we may be calling this
> > > code inside clk_set_rate() which also has recursion in it, so
> > > we're really not looking good if we encounter a tall clk tree.
> > >
> > > Let's create a stack instead by looping over the parent chain and
> > > collecting clks of interest. Then the enable/prepare becomes as
> > > simple as iterating over that list and calling enable.
> > >
> > > Modified verison of https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/814369/
> > > -Fixed kernel warning
> > > -unrolled recursion in unprepare/disable too
> > >
> > > Cc: Jerome Brunet <jbrunet@...libre.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...eaurora.org>
> > > Signed-off-by: Derek Basehore <dbasehore@...omium.org>
> > > ---
> >
> > From the original post:
> >
> > "I have some vague fear that this may not work if a clk op is framework
> > reentrant and attemps to call consumer clk APIs from within the clk ops.
> > If the reentrant call tries to add a clk that's already in the list then
> > we'll corrupt the list. Ugh."
> >
> > Do we have this sort of problem here? Or are you certain that we don't
> > have clks that prepare or enable something that is already in the
> > process of being prepared or enabled?
>
> I can look into whether anything's doing this and add a WARN_ON which
> returns an error if we ever hit that case. If this is happening on
> some platform, we'd want to correct that anyways.
>

Also, if we're ever able to move to another locking scheme (hopefully
soon...), we can make the prepare/enable locks non-reentrant. Then if
anyone recursively calls back into the framework for another
prepare/enable, they will deadlock. I guess that's one way of making
sure no one does that.

> >

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