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SubjectRe: [alsa-devel] [RFC PATCH 6/6] soundwire: qcom: add support for SoundWire controller
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On 10/06/2019 15:12, Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
>>>> +
>>>> +    if (dev_addr == SDW_BROADCAST_DEV_NUM) {
>>>> +        ctrl->fifo_status = 0;
>>>> +        ret = wait_for_completion_timeout(&ctrl->sp_cmd_comp,
>>>> +                          msecs_to_jiffies(TIMEOUT_MS));
>>>
>>> This is odd. The SoundWire spec does not handle writes to a single
>>> device or broadcast writes differently. I don't see a clear reason
>>> why you would only timeout for a broadcast write.
>>>
>>
>> There is danger of blocking here without timeout.
>
> Right, and it's fine to add a timeout. The question is why add a timeout
> *only* for a broadcast operation? It should be added for every
> transaction IMO, unless you have a reason not to do so.
>

I did try this before, the issue is when we read/write registers from
interrupt handler, these can be deadlocked as we will be interrupt
handler waiting for another completion interrupt, which will never
happen unless we return from the first interrupt.

thanks,
srini

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