Re: [PATCH] NCR53C9x ESP: C99 designated initializers

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 17:48:17 EST

On Mon, 2002-11-11 at 17:24, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On 11 Nov 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > The stupid thing is we take the lock then call the eh function then drop
> > it. You can drop the lock, wait and retake it. I need to fix a couple of
> > other drivers to do a proper wait and in much the same way.
> Hmm.. I wonder if the thing should disable the queue (plug it) and release
> the lock before calling reset. I assume we don't want any new requests at
> this point anyway, and having the low-level drivers know about stopping
> the queue etc sounds like a bad idea..

Thats already being dealt with. The eh handler is a seperate thread
called after things are reasonably sane so that it can attempt recovery
and do so in a sleeping context if need be. The eh ones are actually
very except for the fact they take the lock before calling

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