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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] staging: fsl-mc: move bus driver out of staging
On 12/19/2017 05:29 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 03:21:19PM +0000, Laurentiu Tudor wrote:
>> On 12/19/2017 04:48 PM, Greg KH wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:08:44PM +0200, wrote:
>>>> From: Stuart Yoder <>
>>>> Move the source files out of staging into their final locations:
>>>> -include files in drivers/staging/fsl-mc/include go to include/linux/fsl
>>>> -irq-gic-v3-its-fsl-mc-msi.c goes to drivers/irqchip
>>>> -source in drivers/staging/fsl-mc/bus goes to drivers/bus/fsl-mc
>>>> -README.txt, providing and overview of DPAA goes to
>>>> Documentation/dpaa2/overview.txt
>>>> Update or delete other remaining staging files-- Makefile, Kconfig, TODO.
>>>> Update dpaa2_eth and dpio staging drivers.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Stuart Yoder <>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Laurentiu Tudor <>
>>>> [Laurentiu: rebased, add dpaa2_eth and dpio #include updates]
>>>> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
>>>> Cc: Jason Cooper <>
>>>> Cc: Marc Zyngier <>
>>>> ---
>>>> Notes:
>>>> -v4:
>>>> - regenerated patch with renames detection disabled (Andrew Lunn)
>>>> -v3:
>>>> - rebased
>>> Ok, meta-comments on the structure of the code.
>>> You have 8 .h files that are "private" to your bus logic. That's 7 too
>>> many, some of them have a bigger license header than actual content :)
>>> Please consolidate into 1.
>>> Also, the headers should be moved to SPDX format to get rid of the
>>> boilerplate. I _think_ it's BSD/GPL, right? Hard to tell :(
>> It's 3-clause BSD and GPLv2. Will make it clear when moving to SPDX.
> Thanks.
>>> Your "public" .h file does not need to go into a subdirectory, just name
>>> it fsl-mc.h and put it in include/linux/.
>> There's already a "fsl" subdirectory in include/linux/ so it seemed to
>> make sense to use it.
> Ah, missed that. Ok, nevermind :)`
>>> One comment on the fields in your .h file, all of the user/kernel
>>> crossing boundry structures need to use the "__" variant of types, like
>>> "__u8" and the like. You mix and match them for some reason, you need
>>> to be consistent.
>>> Also, what's up with the .h files in drivers/staging/fsl-bus/include?
>>> You didn't touch those with this movement, right? Why?
>> Those are not part of the bus "core". Some of them are part of the DPBP
>> and DPCON device types APIs and are used by drivers probing on this bus
>> and the rest are part of the DPIO driver which is also used by other
>> drivers. Since these devices (DPBP, DPCON, DPIO) are interfaces used by
>> all the other drivers it made sense to group them together with the bus.
> But all of these .h files are only used by the code in this specific
> directory, no where else.

They are also used by our ethernet driver, see:

> So just mush them all together, having
> individual .h files doesn't really help anyone here, right? It's just
> more files for no good reason. And, it might help you see if you really
> need all of the info in those files :)

Ok, I'll try to come up with something that reduces the number of header

>>> For this initial move, only move the bus "core" code out, not the other
>>> stuff like:
>>>> drivers/irqchip/Makefile | 1 +
>>>> drivers/irqchip/irq-gic-v3-its-fsl-mc-msi.c | 119 +++
>>> these should be a separate file move, right?
>> This bus uses msi interrupts and this file contains glue code needed to
>> enable interrupts in the GICv3 irqchip. Without this I don't think the
>> bus driver can work because itself makes use of interrupts.
> How is this all working today? Just leave the non-bus code alone, and
> move the irqchip code as a separate patch.

Ok, i can do this.

>>>> drivers/staging/fsl-dpaa2/ethernet/README | 2 +-
>>> Why does a README file for a different driver need to be touched?
>> It mentions a file in the old location of the bus. This is how the diff
>> looks:
>> - drivers/staging/fsl-mc/README.txt
>> + Documentation/dpaa2/overview.txt
> Ah.
>>>> drivers/staging/fsl-dpaa2/ethernet/dpaa2-eth.c | 2 +-
>>>> drivers/staging/fsl-dpaa2/ethernet/dpni.c | 2 +-
>>>> drivers/staging/fsl-mc/README.txt | 386 ---------
>>> This file gets moved to the Documentation directory, yet it is not tied
>>> into the documentation build process, that's not good.
>> Will look into that.
>>> It doesn't need to have a separate directory either, right?
>> Agreed, maybe the destination directory isn't the best choice. Maybe
>> bus-devices/fsl-mc.txt makes more sense? Can you please suggest?
> It should be in .rst format, and tied into the documentation build
> somehow, I don't really know where new stuff is going, you should look
> at recent changes in that directory for more examples.

Ok, will do.

Thanks & Best Regards, Laurentiu
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