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Subject[PATCH v2 1/2] remoteproc: core: Remove state checking before calling rproc_boot()
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There is no mutex protection of the state checking before rproc_boot(),
which can't guarantee there is no another instance is trying to do
same operation.

Consider two instances case:
Instance1: echo start > /sys/class/remoteproc/remoteproc0/state
Instance2: echo start > /sys/class/remoteproc/remoteproc0/state
...
Instance2: echo stop > /sys/class/remoteproc/remoteproc0/state
...
Instance1: echo stop > /sys/class/remoteproc/remoteproc0/state

The one issue is that the instance2 case may success when 'start'
happens at same time as instance1, then rproc->power = 2; Or it
may fail with -BUSY, then rproc->power = 1; which is uncertain.

The another issue is for 'stop' operation, if the rproc->power = 1,
when instance2 'stop' the remoteproc the instance1 will be
impacted for it still needs the service at that time.

The reference counter rproc->power is used to manage state
changing and there is mutex protection in each operation
function for multi instance case.

So remove this state checking in rproc_cdev_write() and
state_store() for 'start' operation, just let reference
counter rproc->power to manage the behaviors.

Signed-off-by: Shengjiu Wang <shengjiu.wang@nxp.com>
---
drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c | 4 ----
drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c | 4 ----
2 files changed, 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c
index 906ff3c4dfdd..62001eda780c 100644
--- a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c
+++ b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_cdev.c
@@ -32,10 +32,6 @@ static ssize_t rproc_cdev_write(struct file *filp, const char __user *buf, size_
return -EFAULT;

if (!strncmp(cmd, "start", len)) {
- if (rproc->state == RPROC_RUNNING ||
- rproc->state == RPROC_ATTACHED)
- return -EBUSY;
-
ret = rproc_boot(rproc);
} else if (!strncmp(cmd, "stop", len)) {
if (rproc->state != RPROC_RUNNING &&
diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c
index 51a04bc6ba7a..ac64d69085ab 100644
--- a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_sysfs.c
@@ -194,10 +194,6 @@ static ssize_t state_store(struct device *dev,
int ret = 0;

if (sysfs_streq(buf, "start")) {
- if (rproc->state == RPROC_RUNNING ||
- rproc->state == RPROC_ATTACHED)
- return -EBUSY;
-
ret = rproc_boot(rproc);
if (ret)
dev_err(&rproc->dev, "Boot failed: %d\n", ret);
--
2.17.1
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