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SubjectRe: [PATCH V3 11/14] coresight: sink: Add TRBE driver
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> >
> >
> >> + if (nr_pages < 2)
> >> + return NULL;
> >> +
> >> + buf = kzalloc_node(sizeof(*buf), GFP_KERNEL, trbe_alloc_node(event));
> >> + if (IS_ERR(buf))
> >> + return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> >> +
> >> + pglist = kcalloc(nr_pages, sizeof(*pglist), GFP_KERNEL);
> >> + if (IS_ERR(pglist)) {
> >> + kfree(buf);
> >> + return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> >> + }
> >> +
> >> + for (i = 0; i < nr_pages; i++)
> >> + pglist[i] = virt_to_page(pages[i]);
> >> +
> >> + buf->trbe_base = (unsigned long) vmap(pglist, nr_pages, VM_MAP, PAGE_KERNEL);
> >> + if (IS_ERR((void *)buf->trbe_base)) {
> >
> > Why not simply make buf->trbe_base a void * instead of having to do all this
>
> There are many arithmetic and comparison operations involving trbe_base
> element. Hence it might be better to keep it as unsigned long, also to
> keeps it consistent with other pointers i.e trbe_write, trbe_limit.

That is a fair point. Please add a comment to explain your design choice and
make sure the sparse checker is happy with all of it.

>
> Snippet from $cat drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-trbe.c | grep "trbe_base"
> There are just two places type casting trbe_base back to (void *).
>
> memset((void *)buf->trbe_base + head, ETE_IGNORE_PACKET, len);
> return buf->trbe_base + offset;
> WARN_ON(buf->trbe_write < buf->trbe_base);
> set_trbe_base_pointer(buf->trbe_base);
> buf->trbe_base = (unsigned long)vmap(pglist, nr_pages, VM_MAP, PAGE_KERNEL);
> if (IS_ERR((void *)buf->trbe_base)) {
> return ERR_PTR(buf->trbe_base);
> buf->trbe_limit = buf->trbe_base + nr_pages * PAGE_SIZE;
> buf->trbe_write = buf->trbe_base;
> vunmap((void *)buf->trbe_base);
> base = get_trbe_base_pointer();
> buf->trbe_write = buf->trbe_base + PERF_IDX2OFF(handle->head, buf);
> if (buf->trbe_limit == buf->trbe_base) {
> buf->trbe_write = buf->trbe_base + PERF_IDX2OFF(handle->head, buf);
> if (buf->trbe_limit == buf->trbe_base) {
> offset = get_trbe_limit_pointer() - get_trbe_base_pointer();
> buf->trbe_write = buf->trbe_base + PERF_IDX2OFF(handle->head, buf);
> if (buf->trbe_limit == buf->trbe_base) {
> WARN_ON(buf->trbe_base != get_trbe_base_pointer());
> if (get_trbe_write_pointer() == get_trbe_base_pointer())
>
> > casting? And IS_ERR() doesn't work with vmap().
>
> Sure, will drop IS_ERR() here.
>

[...]


> >
> >> +
> >> +static ssize_t dbm_show(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
> >> +{
> >> + struct trbe_cpudata *cpudata = dev_get_drvdata(dev);
> >> +
> >> + return sprintf(buf, "%d\n", cpudata->trbe_dbm);
> >> +}
> >> +static DEVICE_ATTR_RO(dbm);
> >
> > What does "dbm" stand for? Looking at the documentation for TRBIDR_EL1.F, I
> > don't see what "dbm" relates to.
>
> I made it up to refer TRBIDR_EL1.F as "Dirty (and Access Flag) Bit Management".
> Could change it as "afdbm" to be more specific or if it is preferred.
>

I don't see "afdbm" being a better solution - why not simply "flag"?

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