[PATCH v3 1/3] powerpc/512x: add LocalPlus Bus FIFO device driver

Alexander Popov alex.popov at linux.com
Tue Sep 29 16:34:07 AEST 2015

On 28.09.2015 16:18, Timur Tabi wrote:
> Alexander Popov wrote:
>> The only question I have: why calling dma_unmap_single() from within
>> a spinlock is a bad practice?
> I don't know, but usually functions that allocate or free memory cannot be
> called from within a spinlock.  You need to check that.  Since the MPC5121
> is a single-core CPU, you might not notice if you're doing something wrong.

I've double-checked the code and LDD and don't see any reason to avoid
calling dma_unmap_single() from interrupt context and within spinlock.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Best regards,

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