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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH 0/2] crypto: sunxi-ss: fix 64-bit compilation
Hi Corentin,

(CC:ing Boris for the x86 parts)

thanks for looking at this and your answer.

On 16/01/16 20:32, Corentin LABBE wrote:
> Le 08/01/2016 12:24, Andre Przywara a écrit :
>> (resending to add linux-crypto, patches unchanged)
>> Hi,
>> these two patches provide a different approach to an issue I tried
>> to fix lately [1].
>> Instead of casting everything I now promote local types to size_t, so
>> that the min3() arguments naturally match in type.
>> As size_t is defined as "unsigned int" on 32-bit architectures
>> anyway, that actually does not change anything there, but instead
>> provides a clean approach to get it compiled for arm64.
>> I split this up because 1/2 seems much cleaner to me than 2/2, so we
>> can have a separate discussion/merge process on this.
>> Cheers,
>> Andre.
>> [1]
>> Andre Przywara (2):
>> crypto: sunxi-ss-cipher: promote variables to match types in min3()
>> calls
>> crypto: sunxi-ss-hash: promote variables to match types in min3()
>> calls
>> drivers/crypto/sunxi-ss/sun4i-ss-cipher.c | 20 ++++++++++----------
>> drivers/crypto/sunxi-ss/sun4i-ss-hash.c | 12 ++++++------
>> drivers/crypto/sunxi-ss/sun4i-ss.h | 2 +-
>> 3 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> Hello
> Sorry for this late answer.
> I am in trouble with those patch, so we have with Andre a long conversation about it.
> Basically, sun4i-ss will never be available on 64bits platform. (A64 will have a totally new crypto engine).
> So letting it to compile under 64bit arch is only useful when goal is to add COMPILE_TEST for it.

OK, but actually I don't see the strict requirement for having
COMPILE_TEST here. Usually those warnings point to portability issues in
the code and should be fixed, regardless of it being usable for a
particular architecture or not. Since it got enabled with ARCH_SUNXI on
arm64 without further ado, I took this as a sufficient reason to fix
those issues.

But I see your point in it being useless outside of arm(32) (unless
Allwinner comes up with a ARMv8 SoC using the "old" crypto engine ;-)

> But COMPILE_TEST cannot simply be added with those patch since some arches (x86/x86_64 at least) does not have writesl/readsl available.

So for the records (and interested x86 readers):
The sunxi-ss driver uses writesl/readsl, which _are_ defined in
include/asm-generic/io.h. But x86 does not include this header (probably
for historic reasons). So I added the #include in
arch/x86/include/asm/io.h, this required to dummy define a lot of
implemented functions, like:
#define readb readb
basically for all MMIO and IO port accessors. After that it worked, I
could use COMPILE_TEST on the driver and found the same issues as with
arm64 (which were fixed by my patch).

Now adding a number of hideous #defines to a core header in an unrelated
architecture to enable COMPILE_TEST for a single driver seems a bit of a
stretch to me, so I refrain from sending this out - unless people ask
for it.

Boris, do you recall any discussions about asm-generic/io.h on x86 in
the past?

> The conclusion is that it is simpler to block 64bit build for sun4i-ss.

OK, I am fine with just adding "&& !64BIT" to the Kconfig entry.
Actually that was my first impulse on finding this issue, but then I
felt it a bit cowardly to paper over the problem instead of fixing it.

So if no-one disagrees, I will include the !64bit dependency in the A64
enablement series I plan to send out later this week.


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