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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 4/9] eeprom: Add a simple EEPROM framework for eeprom consumers


On 25/03/15 07:16, Sascha Hauer wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:30:19PM +0000, Srinivas Kandagatla wrote:
>> This patch adds just consumers part of the framework just to enable easy
>> review.
>>
>> Up until now, EEPROM drivers were stored in drivers/misc, where they all had to
>> duplicate pretty much the same code to register a sysfs file, allow in-kernel
>> users to access the content of the devices they were driving, etc.
>>
>> This was also a problem as far as other in-kernel users were involved, since
>> the solutions used were pretty much different from on driver to another, there
>> was a rather big abstraction leak.
>>
>> This introduction of this framework aims at solving this. It also introduces DT
>> representation for consumer devices to go get the data they require (MAC
>> Addresses, SoC/Revision ID, part numbers, and so on) from the EEPROMs.
>>
>> Having regmap interface to this framework would give much better
>> abstraction for eeproms on different buses.
>
> Thanks for working on this. This is something that is missing in the
> kernel, it looks very promising to me.
>
> Some comments inline
>
>> +static struct eeprom_cell *__eeprom_cell_get(struct device_node *cell_np,
>> + const char *ename,
>> + struct eeprom_block *blocks,
>> + int nblocks)
>> +{
>> + struct eeprom_cell *cell;
>> + struct eeprom_device *eeprom = NULL;
>
> No need to initialize.
Sure.. Will fix it.

>
>> + struct property *prop;
>> + const __be32 *vp;
>> + u32 pv;
>> + int i, rval;
>> +
>> + mutex_lock(&eeprom_mutex);
>> +
>> + eeprom = cell_np ? of_eeprom_find(cell_np->parent) : eeprom_find(ename);
>> + if (!eeprom) {
>> + mutex_unlock(&eeprom_mutex);
>> + return ERR_PTR(-EPROBE_DEFER);
>> + }
>> +
>
>> +/**
>> + * of_eeprom_cell_get(): Get eeprom cell of device form a given index
>> + *
>> + * @dev: Device that will be interacted with
>> + * @index: eeprom index in eeproms property.
>> + *
>> + * The return value will be an ERR_PTR() on error or a valid pointer
>> + * to a struct eeprom_cell. The eeprom_cell will be freed by the
>> + * eeprom_cell_put().
>> + */
>> +struct eeprom_cell *of_eeprom_cell_get(struct device *dev, int index)
>> +{
>
> I think the consumer API could be improved. The dev pointer is only used
> to get the struct device_node out of it, so the device_node could be
> passed in directly. As written in my other mail I think the binding
> would be better like "calibration = <&tsens_calibration>;", so this
> function could be:
>
> of_eeprom_cell_get(struct device_node *np, const char *name)
>
> With this we could also get eeprom cells from subnodes which do not have
> a struct device bound to them.
>
Its a good point, I will give it a try and see.

>> + struct device_node *cell_np;
>> +
>> + if (!dev || !dev->of_node)
>> + return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
>> +
>> + cell_np = of_parse_phandle(dev->of_node, "eeproms", index);
>> + if (!cell_np)
>> + return ERR_PTR(-EPROBE_DEFER);
>
> -EPROBE_DEFER is not appropriate here. If of_parse_phandle fails it
> won't work next time.
>
That's right, if it cant parse it now, it would also fail next time too.
Will fix it in next version.

>> +
>> + return __eeprom_cell_get(cell_np, NULL, NULL, 0);
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(of_eeprom_cell_get);
>> +
>> +/**
>> + * eeprom_cell_write(): Write to a given eeprom cell
>> + *
>> + * @cell: eeprom cell to be written.
>> + * @buf: Buffer to be written.
>> + * @len: length of buffer to be written to eeprom cell.
>> + *
>> + * The return value will be an non zero on error or a zero on successful write.
>
> No, it returns the length.
>
Yes, thats true, will fix it in next version.

>> + */
>> +int eeprom_cell_write(struct eeprom_cell *cell, const char *buf, ssize_t len)
>> +{
>> + struct eeprom_device *eeprom = cell->eeprom;
>> + int i, rc, offset = 0;
>> +
>> + if (!eeprom || !eeprom->regmap || len != cell->size)
>> + return -EINVAL;
>> +
>> + for (i = 0; i < cell->nblocks; i++) {
>> + rc = regmap_bulk_write(eeprom->regmap, cell->blocks[i].offset,
>> + buf + offset,
>> + cell->blocks[i].count);
>> +
>> + if (IS_ERR_VALUE(rc))
>> + return rc;
>> +
>> + offset += cell->blocks[i].count;
>> + }
>> +
>> + return len;
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(eeprom_cell_write);
>> +
>
>> +static inline char *eeprom_cell_read(struct eeprom_cell *cell, ssize_t *len)
>> +{
>> + return NULL;
>> +}
>
> The documentation above the real function states that this function
> either returns an ERR_PTR() or a valid pointer. The wrapper should then
> do the same.
>
Will fix this in next version.

> Sascha
>
>


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