[RFC][PATCH 0/3] OF-platform PATA driver
lethal at linux-sh.org
Mon Nov 26 12:40:51 EST 2007
On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 03:23:14AM +0300, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 04:26:13PM +0900, Paul Mundt wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 07:49:33PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > > Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> > > >Here is the PATA Platform driver using OF infrastructure.
> > > >
> > > >Mostly it's just a wrapper around a bit modified pata_platform
> > > >driver.
> > > >
> > > >Patches are well split for the easier review:
> > > >
> > > >First one factors out platform_device specific bits and modifies
> > > >pata_platform to be a library-alike driver (with platform_device
> > > >default binding).
> > > >
> > The only issue I have here is that this library-like version has subtle
> > semantic changes that will break existing drivers.
> Actually I've tried to keep semantics intact:
> +static int __devinit pata_platform_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> + /*
> + * And the IRQ
> + */
> + irq_res = platform_get_resource(pdev, IORESOURCE_IRQ, 0);
> + if (irq_res)
> + irq_res->flags = pp_info ? pp_info->irq_flags : 0;
> So, I'm passing flags from the platform data. Did you overlook these
> bits, or I'm still changing semantics somewhere else?
Oh, I overlooked that. Using irq_res->flags as a temporary for
pp_info->irq_flags seems a bit hacky, but as long as pp_info->irq_flags
semantics are intact, I'm not too violently opposed to this anyways.
> > Incidentally, we already have an include/linux/pata_platform.h. If this
> > is going to be library-like, through the prototypes in there, rather than
> > splitting them up betewen include/linux and drivers/ata. We don't need
> > two headers.
> My intention was: keep "private" declarations in the drivers/ata/ and
> "public" in the include/linux/ -- to not confuse pata_platform users
> by __pata_platform_* internal stuff. But okay, I'll merge them.
I suppose that depends on whether the intent is that all pata_platform
users will be stuck in drivers/ata or not. If this is treated as more of
a library, implementations can simply bury themselves in arch/ land if
they feel like it.
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