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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 2/2] drivers/misc: Add Aspeed P2A control driver
On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:52 PM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 12:01:50PM -0700, Patrick Venture wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:54 AM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:44:36AM -0700, Patrick Venture wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:28 AM Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 09:31:01AM -0700, Patrick Venture wrote:
> > > > > > + phys_addr_t mem_base;
> > > > >
> > > > > Is this really a 32bit value?
> > > >
> > > > It's going to be a 32-bit value if this is in the dts for one of the
> > > > correspondingly supported aspeed models.
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Your ioctl thinks it is:
> > > > >
> > > > > > +struct aspeed_p2a_ctrl_mapping {
> > > > > > + __u32 addr;
> > > > >
> > > > > Does this driver not work on a 64bit kernel?
> > > >
> > > > This driver is aimed at only 32-bit hardware (ast2400/2500). I
> > > > modeled the approach after the aspeed-lpc-ctrl driver as it's
> > > > providing similar functionality.
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > + __u32 length;
> > > > > > + __u32 flags;
> > > > > > +};
> > > > >
> > > > > addr really should be __u32 here so you don't have to mess with 32/64
> > > > > bit user/kernel issues, right?
> > > >
> > > > Add is __u32 there. Are you suggesting it shouldn't be?
> > >
> > > Ugh, yes, sorry, I meant to say "__u64".
> > >
> > > If you all insist that this is all that is ever going to be needed, ok,
> > > but I reserve the right to complain in 4 years when this needs to be
> > > changed :)
> >
> > In the event the ast2600 comes out and is 64-bit -- I can't imagine
> > that's likely to happen. I can take solace that this won't be the
> > only thing that needs retrofitting. But it wouldn't kill me to just
> > make the change. I'll just have to tweak it to return failure in the
> > event the address provided isn't found in any region...
> >
> > Is that all that needs to change for 64-bit addressing support - given
> > your read of the driver?
>
> That's all that I noticed at first glance, yes.

Thanks, that's addressed in v8.

> I do dislike having
> custom user/kernel apis for random chips like this, but I don't know of
> a way to have a generic api for them at the moment as I really do not
> know what these chips do :(
>
> One would think that the firmware api would work for you, but given the
> complexity here, it does not seem that it would match up.

Yeah, this driver is basically just allowing control over a bridge and
allows for a convenient common use-case for such bridges. I don't
have enough exposure to see if there's some commonality for
configuration and control of bridges across different chips, and I
would imagine they're very distinct.

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

Thanks

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