[PATCH 5/5] libata/drivers: Add pata_macio, driver Apple PowerMac/PowerBook IDE controller

Jeff Garzik jeff at garzik.org
Thu Dec 3 19:12:00 EST 2009

On 12/01/2009 07:36 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> This is a libata driver for the "macio" IDE controller used on most Apple
> PowerMac and PowerBooks. It's a libata equivalent of drivers/ide/ppc/pmac.c
> It supports all the features of its predecessor, including mediabay hotplug
> and suspend/resume. It should also support module load/unload.
> The timing calculations have been simplified to use pre-calculated tables
> compared to drivers/ide/pmac.c and it uses the new mediabay interface
> provided by a previous patch.
> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt<benh at kernel.crashing.org>
> ---
> v2. Better tested now, seems to be reasonably solid.
> Addressed Tejun comments and made remove more robust vs. media-bay,
> should also fix Andreas problem.
>   drivers/ata/Kconfig      |   10
>   drivers/ata/Makefile     |    1
>   drivers/ata/pata_macio.c | 1427 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>   3 files changed, 1438 insertions(+)

Looks fine to me.  Two minor comments, which might perhaps be ignored if 
that is your taste:

* prefer enums to #define's, for constants

* prefer direct function call to "ap->ops->foo_bar()", because 
ap->ops->foo_bar() is guaranteed to be a constant value known to the 
driver.  The driver is the entity responsible for the function pointer.

Maybe saves a cycle or two.  Not terribly important, but hey, calling 
ap->ops->sff_exec_command() from pata_macio_bmdma_setup() is a hot path.


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