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SubjectRe: [PATCH] wfx: use container_of() to get vif
On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 7:58 AM Kalle Valo <kvalo@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> Jaehee Park <jhpark1013@gmail.com> writes:
>
> > Currently, upon virtual interface creation, wfx_add_interface() stores
> > a reference to the corresponding struct ieee80211_vif in private data,
> > for later usage. This is not needed when using the container_of
> > construct. This construct already has all the info it needs to retrieve
> > the reference to the corresponding struct from the offset that is
> > already available, inherent in container_of(), between its type and
> > member inputs (struct ieee80211_vif and drv_priv, respectively).
> > Remove vif (which was previously storing the reference to the struct
> > ieee80211_vif) from the struct wfx_vif, define a function
> > wvif_to_vif(wvif) for container_of(), and replace all wvif->vif with
> > the newly defined container_of construct.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jaehee Park <jhpark1013@gmail.com>
>
> [...]
>
> > +static inline struct ieee80211_vif *wvif_to_vif(struct wfx_vif *wvif)
> > +{
> > + return container_of((void *)wvif, struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
> > +}
>
> Why the void pointer cast? Avoid casts as much possible.
>

Hi Kalle,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you about why the void pointer
cast was used.

In essence, I'm taking private data with a driver-specific pointer
and that needs to be resolved back to a generic pointer.

The private data (drv_priv) is declared as a generic u8 array in struct
ieee80211_vif, but wvif is a more specific type.

I wanted to also point to existing, reasonable examples such as:
static void iwl_mvm_tcm_uapsd_nonagg_detected_wk(struct work_struct *wk)
{
struct iwl_mvm *mvm;
struct iwl_mvm_vif *mvmvif;
struct ieee80211_vif *vif;

mvmvif = container_of(wk, struct iwl_mvm_vif,
uapsd_nonagg_detected_wk.work);
vif = container_of((void *)mvmvif, struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);

in drivers/net/wireless$ less intel/iwlwifi/mvm/utils.c, which does the
same thing.

There are fifteen of them throughout:
wireless-next/drivers/net/wireless$ grep -rn "container_of(.* ieee80211_vif"
intel/iwlwifi/mvm/utils.c:794: vif = container_of((void *)mvmvif,
struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
intel/iwlwifi/mvm/mac80211.c:1347: vif = container_of((void
*)mvmvif, struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
mediatek/mt76/mt76x02_mmio.c:415: vif =
container_of(priv, struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
mediatek/mt76/mt7615/mac.c:275: vif = container_of((void *)msta->vif,
struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
mediatek/mt76/mt7915/mac.c:416: vif = container_of((void *)msta->vif,
struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
mediatek/mt76/mt7915/mac.c:2327: vif =
container_of((void *)msta->vif, struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
mediatek/mt76/mt7915/debugfs.c:1026: vif = container_of((void
*)msta->vif, struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
mediatek/mt76/mt7921/mac.c:425: vif = container_of((void *)msta->vif,
struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
ti/wlcore/wlcore_i.h:502: return container_of((void *)wlvif,
struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
realtek/rtl818x/rtl8187/dev.c:1068: container_of((void
*)vif_priv, struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
realtek/rtl818x/rtl8180/dev.c:1293: container_of((void
*)vif_priv, struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
realtek/rtw88/main.h:2075: return container_of(p, struct
ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
realtek/rtw89/core.h:3440: return container_of(p, struct
ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
ath/carl9170/carl9170.h:641: return container_of((void *)priv,
struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);
ath/wcn36xx/wcn36xx.h:329: return container_of((void *) vif_priv,
struct ieee80211_vif, drv_priv);

Thanks,
Jaehee


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