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authorMark Asselstine <mark.asselstine@windriver.com>2008-08-05 13:01:24 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-08-05 14:33:48 -0700
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Remove the deprecated cli() sti() functions
These functions have been deprecated for some time now but remained until all legacy callers could be removed. With a few commits in 2.6.26 this has happened so now we can remove these deprecated functions. Signed-off-by: Mark Asselstine <mark.asselstine@windriver.com> Reviewed-by: Matthew Wilcox <willy@linux.intel.com> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/00-INDEX2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/cli-sti-removal.txt133
-rw-r--r--include/linux/interrupt.h29
3 files changed, 0 insertions, 164 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/00-INDEX b/Documentation/00-INDEX
index 6de71308a90..5b5aba404aa 100644
--- a/Documentation/00-INDEX
+++ b/Documentation/00-INDEX
@@ -89,8 +89,6 @@ cciss.txt
- info, major/minor #'s for Compaq's SMART Array Controllers.
cdrom/
- directory with information on the CD-ROM drivers that Linux has.
-cli-sti-removal.txt
- - cli()/sti() removal guide.
computone.txt
- info on Computone Intelliport II/Plus Multiport Serial Driver.
connector/
diff --git a/Documentation/cli-sti-removal.txt b/Documentation/cli-sti-removal.txt
deleted file mode 100644
index 60932b02fcb..00000000000
--- a/Documentation/cli-sti-removal.txt
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,133 +0,0 @@
-
-#### cli()/sti() removal guide, started by Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
-
-
-as of 2.5.28, five popular macros have been removed on SMP, and
-are being phased out on UP:
-
- cli(), sti(), save_flags(flags), save_flags_cli(flags), restore_flags(flags)
-
-until now it was possible to protect driver code against interrupt
-handlers via a cli(), but from now on other, more lightweight methods
-have to be used for synchronization, such as spinlocks or semaphores.
-
-for example, driver code that used to do something like:
-
- struct driver_data;
-
- irq_handler (...)
- {
- ....
- driver_data.finish = 1;
- driver_data.new_work = 0;
- ....
- }
-
- ...
-
- ioctl_func (...)
- {
- ...
- cli();
- ...
- driver_data.finish = 0;
- driver_data.new_work = 2;
- ...
- sti();
- ...
- }
-
-was SMP-correct because the cli() function ensured that no
-interrupt handler (amongst them the above irq_handler()) function
-would execute while the cli()-ed section is executing.
-
-but from now on a more direct method of locking has to be used:
-
- DEFINE_SPINLOCK(driver_lock);
- struct driver_data;
-
- irq_handler (...)
- {
- unsigned long flags;
- ....
- spin_lock_irqsave(&driver_lock, flags);
- ....
- driver_data.finish = 1;
- driver_data.new_work = 0;
- ....
- spin_unlock_irqrestore(&driver_lock, flags);
- ....
- }
-
- ...
-
- ioctl_func (...)
- {
- ...
- spin_lock_irq(&driver_lock);
- ...
- driver_data.finish = 0;
- driver_data.new_work = 2;
- ...
- spin_unlock_irq(&driver_lock);
- ...
- }
-
-the above code has a number of advantages:
-
-- the locking relation is easier to understand - actual lock usage
- pinpoints the critical sections. cli() usage is too opaque.
- Easier to understand means it's easier to debug.
-
-- it's faster, because spinlocks are faster to acquire than the
- potentially heavily-used IRQ lock. Furthermore, your driver does
- not have to wait eg. for a big heavy SCSI interrupt to finish,
- because the driver_lock spinlock is only used by your driver.
- cli() on the other hand was used by many drivers, and extended
- the critical section to the whole IRQ handler function - creating
- serious lock contention.
-
-
-to make the transition easier, we've still kept the cli(), sti(),
-save_flags(), save_flags_cli() and restore_flags() macros defined
-on UP systems - but their usage will be phased out until 2.6 is
-released.
-
-drivers that want to disable local interrupts (interrupts on the
-current CPU), can use the following five macros:
-
- local_irq_disable(), local_irq_enable(), local_save_flags(flags),
- local_irq_save(flags), local_irq_restore(flags)
-
-but beware, their meaning and semantics are much simpler, far from
-that of the old cli(), sti(), save_flags(flags) and restore_flags(flags)
-SMP meaning:
-
- local_irq_disable() => turn local IRQs off
-
- local_irq_enable() => turn local IRQs on
-
- local_save_flags(flags) => save the current IRQ state into flags. The
- state can be on or off. (on some
- architectures there's even more bits in it.)
-
- local_irq_save(flags) => save the current IRQ state into flags and
- disable interrupts.
-
- local_irq_restore(flags) => restore the IRQ state from flags.
-
-(local_irq_save can save both irqs on and irqs off state, and
-local_irq_restore can restore into both irqs on and irqs off state.)
-
-another related change is that synchronize_irq() now takes a parameter:
-synchronize_irq(irq). This change too has the purpose of making SMP
-synchronization more lightweight - this way you can wait for your own
-interrupt handler to finish, no need to wait for other IRQ sources.
-
-
-why were these changes done? The main reason was the architectural burden
-of maintaining the cli()/sti() interface - it became a real problem. The
-new interrupt system is much more streamlined, easier to understand, debug,
-and it's also a bit faster - the same happened to it that will happen to
-cli()/sti() using drivers once they convert to spinlocks :-)
-
diff --git a/include/linux/interrupt.h b/include/linux/interrupt.h
index 62aa4f895ab..58ff4e74b2f 100644
--- a/include/linux/interrupt.h
+++ b/include/linux/interrupt.h
@@ -223,35 +223,6 @@ static inline int disable_irq_wake(unsigned int irq)
#define or_softirq_pending(x) (local_softirq_pending() |= (x))
#endif
-/*
- * Temporary defines for UP kernels, until all code gets fixed.
- */
-#ifndef CONFIG_SMP
-static inline void __deprecated cli(void)
-{
- local_irq_disable();
-}
-static inline void __deprecated sti(void)
-{
- local_irq_enable();
-}
-static inline void __deprecated save_flags(unsigned long *x)
-{
- local_save_flags(*x);
-}
-#define save_flags(x) save_flags(&x)
-static inline void __deprecated restore_flags(unsigned long x)
-{
- local_irq_restore(x);
-}
-
-static inline void __deprecated save_and_cli(unsigned long *x)
-{
- local_irq_save(*x);
-}
-#define save_and_cli(x) save_and_cli(&x)
-#endif /* CONFIG_SMP */
-
/* Some architectures might implement lazy enabling/disabling of
* interrupts. In some cases, such as stop_machine, we might want
* to ensure that after a local_irq_disable(), interrupts have