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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 00/35] Allow dynamic allocations during NAND chip identification phase

Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@bootlin.com> wrote on Fri, 20 Jul 2018
17:14:52 +0200:

> Hello,
>
> This series make a quite deep change in the NAND framework. Until now,
> the NAND chip identification phase could be done in two manners from the
> controller driver perspective:
>
> 1/ Call nand_scan()
>
> or
>
> 1/ Call nand_scan_ident()
> 2/ Do some controller-dependent configuration
> 3/ Call nand_scan_tail().
>
> The fact that the identifaction could be split in two operations
> involved that in the NAND framework, it was not possible to do any
> dynamic allocation without risking a memory leak. What if the core
> allocates a structure, then the driver between nand_scan_ident() and
> nand_scan_tail() decides it cannot handle the chip and errors out?
> The structure allocated by the core is lost: it is a memory leak. One
> solution could have been to add a nand_scan_ident_cleanup() function,
> but that would mean patching all the drivers anyway to make them call
> this function when something fails between nand_scan_ident() and
> nand_scan_tail().
>
> To avoid this situation, we migrate all drivers to use nand_scan() in
> conjuction with the recently added hooks ->attach_chip() and
> ->detach_chip() that are part of the nand_controller structure
> operations. Drivers that need to tweak their configuration after
> nand_scan_ident() should implement it. Any dynamically allocated space
> in ->attach_chip() must be freed in the second hook: ->detach_chip().
>
> The ->detach_chip() does not have to be called upon error in the
> controller driver probe function. The nand_cleanup() helper already
> exists for that and will do the call if needed. Of course, this helper
> must be called on error after a successful nand_scan(), just like
> before.
>
> Once all drivers not using nand_scan() are migrated, nand_scan_ident()
> and nand_scan_tail() are unexported and only available internally.
>
> A previous work [1] removed the ONFI/JEDEC parameter pages and instead
> allocated a nand_parameters structure in nand_chip, embedding both
> generic entries and ONFI-related ones. The deal was, once dynamic
> allocation possible, allocate in nand_scan_ident() the ONFI strcuture
> only if actually needed. This is done in the last patches.
>
> This series applies on top of nand/next.
>
> Thank you,
> Miquèl
>
> [1] http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-mtd/2018-March/079456.html
>
> Changes since v3:
> =================
> * Constified all the nand_controller_ops structure definitions.
> * Fixed a build issue in fsl_elbc.
> * Added a patch in the core to prevent executing nand_scan_ident if
> maxchips is NULL.
> * Fixed the regression around the model name.
> * Used kstrdup to allocate the model.
> * The migration from char model[] to const char *model is done in a
> separate patch.
>
> Changes since v2:
> =================
> * Rebased on top of nand/next.
> * Adapted all drivers to declare statically a nand_controller_ops
> structure and assign it in the probe().
> * Added the migration of the tegra_nand.c driver.
> * Moved brcmnand controller ops affectation in the probe().
>
> Changes since v1:
> =================
> * Rebased on top of nand/next.
> * Light rewording of the cover letter about the possibility to have a
> nand_scan_ident_cleanup() function (just as example of how this series
> could have been done differently).
> * Changed the hooks to reside in the nand_hw_ctrl structure instead of
> being part of nand_ecc_ctrl as these hooks are more
> controller-related.
>
>
> Miquel Raynal (35):
> mtd: rawnand: brcmnand: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: cafe: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: davinci: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: denali: convert to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: fsl_elbc: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: fsl_ifc: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: fsmc: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: gpmi: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: hisi504: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: jz4780: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: lpc32xx_mlc: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: lpc32xx_slc: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: marvell: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: mtk: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: mxc: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: nandsim: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: omap2: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: s3c2410: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: sh_flctl: move all NAND chip related setup in one
> function
> mtd: rawnand: sh_flctl: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: sunxi: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: tango: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: txx9ndfmc: rename nand controller internal structure
> mtd: rawnand: txx9ndfmc: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: vf610: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: atmel: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: sm_common: convert driver to nand_scan_with_ids()
> mtd: rawnand: allow exiting immediately nand_scan_ident()
> mtd: rawnand: docg4: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: qcom: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: jz4740: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: tegra: convert driver to nand_scan()
> mtd: rawnand: do not export nand_scan_[ident|tail]() anymore
> mtd: rawnand: allocate model parameter dynamically
> mtd: rawnand: allocate dynamically ONFI parameters during detection
>
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/atmel/nand-controller.c | 83 ++---
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/brcmnand/brcmnand.c | 47 ++-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/cafe_nand.c | 130 ++++---
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/davinci_nand.c | 195 +++++-----
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/denali.c | 138 +++----
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/docg4.c | 55 +--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/fsl_elbc_nand.c | 19 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/fsl_ifc_nand.c | 19 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/fsmc_nand.c | 148 ++++----
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/gpmi-nand/gpmi-nand.c | 56 +--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/hisi504_nand.c | 78 ++--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/jz4740_nand.c | 46 ++-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/jz4780_nand.c | 34 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/lpc32xx_mlc.c | 109 +++---
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/lpc32xx_slc.c | 77 ++--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/marvell_nand.c | 205 ++++++-----
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/mtk_nand.c | 75 ++--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/mxc_nand.c | 136 +++----
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_base.c | 132 +++++--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_micron.c | 6 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nand_timings.c | 12 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/nandsim.c | 82 +++--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/omap2.c | 521 +++++++++++++--------------
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/qcom_nandc.c | 71 ++--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/s3c2410.c | 30 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/sh_flctl.c | 57 ++-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/sm_common.c | 39 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/sunxi_nand.c | 43 +--
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/tango_nand.c | 40 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/tegra_nand.c | 162 +++++----
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/txx9ndfmc.c | 35 +-
> drivers/mtd/nand/raw/vf610_nfc.c | 127 +++----
> include/linux/mtd/rawnand.h | 17 +-
> include/linux/mtd/sh_flctl.h | 1 +
> 34 files changed, 1612 insertions(+), 1413 deletions(-)
>

After doing the requested modifications applied to nand/next:
- 3-10, 12-16, 18-22, 25, 27, 30 from v4
- then the rest from v5.

Thanks,
Miquèl

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