lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Sep]   [26]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
Date
SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] platform/x86: intel_pmc_core: Decode Snoop / Non Snoop LTR
On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 5:19 PM Bhardwaj, Rajneesh
<rajneesh.bhardwaj@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On 26-Sep-18 7:23 PM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 9:05 PM Rajneesh Bhardwaj
> > <rajneesh.bhardwaj@linux.intel.com> wrote:

> >> +static void get_ltr_scale(u32 *val)
> > What's wrong to return converted value? Actually the name should
> > reflect what it does, ie *convert* value.
>
> I can change it as per your suggestion.

Please do.

> >> +union ltr_payload {
> >> + u32 raw_data;
> >> + struct {
> >> + u32 snoop_val : 10;
> >> + u32 snoop_scale : 3;
> >> + u32 snoop_res : 2;
> >> + u32 snoop_req : 1;
> >> + u32 non_snoop_val : 10;
> >> + u32 non_snoop_scale : 3;
> >> + u32 non_snoop_res : 2;
> >> + u32 non_snoop_req : 1;
> >> + } bits;
> >> +};
> > Just use normal masks and shifts.
>
> I chose union over masks and shifts to reduce code size and ensured
> correct endian-ness.

How do you ensure endianess in union if you do nothing to it here? It
just would reflect CPU endianess.

> Just for my understanding, can you please let me
> know why you feel masks/shift are better suited here?

First of all, in the very same driver shifts and masks / standalone
bits are already in use.
Like you mentioned an endianess, it would make it more clear here,
though it's still require to get a value in a proper one in the first
place.
On top of that, a compiler which might generate an awful code out of
bits defined as above.

Btw, there are helpers for that like those in bitfield.h.

--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-09-26 19:44    [W:0.071 / U:2.384 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site