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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] HISI LPC: Reference static MFD cells for ACPI support
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On 03/05/2018 17:54, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-05-03 at 23:08 +0800, John Garry wrote:
>> Currently for ACPI support the driver models the host as
>> an MFD. For a device connected to the LPC bus, we dynamically
>> create an MFD cell for that device, configuring the cell
>> name and ACPI match parameters manually. This makes supporting
>> named devices and also special setup handling for certain devices
>> awkward, as we would need to introduce some special ACPI device
>> handling according to device HID.
>>
>> To avoid this, create reference static MFD cells for known
>> child devices, so when adding an MFD cell we can fix the cell
>> platform data as required. For this, a setup callback function
>> is added.

Hi Andy,

>>
>> For now, only the IPMI cell is added.
>
>> +static const struct mfd_cell *hisi_lpc_acpi_mfd_get_cell(const char
>> *hid)
>> +{
>> + const struct hisi_lpc_acpi_mfd_cell *cell =
>> hisi_lpc_acpi_mfd_cells;
>> +
>> + for (; cell && cell->mfd_cell.name; cell++) {
>> + const struct mfd_cell *mfd_cell = &cell->mfd_cell;
>> + const struct mfd_cell_acpi_match *acpi_match;
>> +
>> + acpi_match = mfd_cell->acpi_match;
>> + if (!strcmp(acpi_match->pnpid, hid))
>> + return mfd_cell;
>> + }
>> +
>> + return NULL;
>> +}
>
> I'm not sure I understand why MFD core can't do it (as seen in lines
> drivers/mfd/core.c:105 and below).
>

Right, I think MFD core does the same.

>> + /* allocate the mfd cells, one per child */
>> + size = sizeof(*mfd_cells);
>> mfd_cells = devm_kcalloc(hostdev, cell_num, size,
>> GFP_KERNEL);
>> if (!mfd_cells)
>> return -ENOMEM;
>
> And since you have structures already, I'm not sure why you need another
> allocation for them. Only what you would need is to apply resources and
> call devm_mfd_add_devices() per each found device.

I was creating a copy as the originals are in the hisi_lpc_acpi_mfd_cell
struct type, while we would require an array of mfd_cells.

>
>> + cell = container_of(mfd_cell_ref, typeof(*cell),
>> mfd_cell);
>
> Why we can't iterate over inherited type of objects directly?
>

We could do.

Thanks,
John


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