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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/3] scsi: ufs: Modulize ufs-bsg
On 2019-12-17 01:22, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> On 12/15/19 8:36 PM, cang@codeaurora.org wrote:
>> On 2019-12-16 05:49, Bart Van Assche wrote:
>>> On 2019-12-11 22:37, Bjorn Andersson wrote:
>>>> It's the asymmetry that I don't like.
>>>>
>>>> Perhaps if you instead make ufshcd platform_device_register_data()
>>>> the
>>>> bsg device you would solve the probe ordering, the remove will be
>>>> symmetric and module autoloading will work as well (although then
>>>> you
>>>> need a MODULE_ALIAS of platform:device-name).
>>>
>>> Hi Bjorn,
>>>
>>> From Documentation/driver-api/driver-model/platform.rst:
>>> "Platform devices are devices that typically appear as autonomous
>>> entities in the system. This includes legacy port-based devices and
>>> host bridges to peripheral buses, and most controllers integrated
>>> into system-on-chip platforms.  What they usually have in common
>>> is direct addressing from a CPU bus.  Rarely, a platform_device will
>>> be connected through a segment of some other kind of bus; but its
>>> registers will still be directly addressable."
>>>
>>> Do you agree that the above description is not a good match for the
>>> ufs-bsg kernel module?
>>
>> I missed this one.
>> How about making it a plain device and add it from ufs driver?
>
> Hi Can,
>
> Since the ufs_bsg kernel module already creates one device node under
> /dev/bsg for each UFS host I don't think that we need to create any
> additional device nodes for ufs-bsg devices. My proposal is to modify
> the original patch 2/3 from this series as follows:
> * Use module_init() instead of late_initcall_sync().
> * Remove the ufshcd_get_hba_list_lock() and
> ufshcd_put_hba_list_unlock() functions.
> * Implement a notification mechanism in the UFS core that invokes a
> callback function after an UFS host has been created and also after
> an
> UFS host has been removed.
> * Register for these notifications from inside the ufs-bsg driver.
> * During registration for notifications, invoke the UFS host creation
> callback function for all known UFS hosts.
> * If the UFS core is unloaded, invoke the UFS host removal callback
> function for all known UFS hosts.
>
> I think there are several examples of similar notification mechanisms
> in the Linux kernel, e.g. the probe and remove callback functions in
> struct pci_driver.
>
> Bart.

Hi Bart,

Even in the current ufs_bsg.c, it creates two devices, one is ufs-bsg,
one is the char dev node under /dev/bsg. Why this becomes a problem
after make it a module?

I took a look into the pci_driver, it is no different than making
ufs-bsg
a plain device. The only special place about pci_driver is that it has
its
own probe() and remove(), and the probe() in its bus_type calls the
probe() in pci_driver. Meaning the bus->probe() is an intermediate call
used to pass whatever needed by pci_driver->probe().

Of course we can also do this, but isn't it too much for ufs-bsg?
For our case, calling set_dev_drvdata(bsg_dev, hba) to pass hba to
ufs_bsg.c would be enough.

If you take a look at the V3 patch, the change makes the ufs_bsg.c
much conciser. platform_device_register_data() does everything for us,
initialize the device, set device name, provide the match func,
bus type and release func.

Since ufs-bsg is somewhat not a platform device, we can still add it
as a plain device, just need a few more lines to get it initialized.
This allows us leverage kernel's device driver model. Just like Greg
commented, we don't need to re-implement the mechanism again.

Thanks,
Can Guo.

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