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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/13] software node: add support for reference properties
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On Monday, September 9, 2019 10:15:44 AM CEST Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> These series implement "references" properties for software nodes as true
> properties, instead of managing them completely separately.
>
> The first 10 patches are generic cleanups and consolidation and unification
> of the existing code; patch #11 implements PROPERTY_EMTRY_REF() and friends;
> patch #12 converts the user of references to the property syntax, and patch
> #13 removes the remains of references as entities that are managed
> separately.
>
> Changes in v3:
> - added various cleanups before implementing reference properties
>
> Changes in v2:
> - reworked code so that even single-entry reference properties are
> stored as arrays (i.e. the software_node_ref_args instances are
> not part of property_entry structure) to avoid size increase.
> From user's POV nothing is changed, one can still use PROPERTY_ENTRY_REF
> macro to define reference "inline".
> - dropped unused DEV_PROP_MAX
> - rebased on linux-next
>
> Dmitry Torokhov (13):
> software node: remove DEV_PROP_MAX
> software node: clean up property_copy_string_array()
> software node: get rid of property_set_pointer()
> software node: simplify property_get_pointer()
> software node: remove property_entry_read_uNN_array functions
> software node: unify PROPERTY_ENTRY_XXX macros
> software node: simplify property_entry_read_string_array()
> software node: introduce PROPERTY_ENTRY_ARRAY_XXX_LEN()
> efi/apple-properties: use PROPERTY_ENTRY_U8_ARRAY_LEN
> software node: rename is_array to is_inline
> software node: implement reference properties
> platform/x86: intel_cht_int33fe: use inline reference properties
> software node: remove separate handling of references
>
> drivers/base/swnode.c | 243 +++++++----------------
> drivers/firmware/efi/apple-properties.c | 8 +-
> drivers/platform/x86/intel_cht_int33fe.c | 81 ++++----
> include/linux/property.h | 154 +++++++-------
> 4 files changed, 198 insertions(+), 288 deletions(-)

I think that this is still relevant, so can you please resend it with a CC
to linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org? It would be much easier to handle for me then.



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