On Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 04:58:32PM -0800, Archie Cobbs wrote:
> As a relatively simple exercise in -current kernel programming,
> I'm planning to mutex'ify the ichsmb(4) device driver (this is
> a relatively simple driver that currently uses splhigh()). I'd
> appreciate some feedback if what I'm doing is the right thing.
What are kernel mutex? A new mechanism for spl replacement? Is it
introduced with the new SMP? I found nothing in the mail archives...
> The plan is to give each instance of the device a mutex. This
> mutex will be grabbed by both the top level code (when programming
> the chip to do something or reading the results) and the interrupt
> code (when servicing an interrupt).
Have you comments about smbus/iicbus? What would you add to the todo
list of the framework? Did you participate to ACPI discussions?
Alc˘ve - Open Source Software Engineer - http://www.alcove.fr
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