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SubjectRe: [RFC 2/2] regmap: make use of cached entries in debugfs
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 04:34:27PM +0100, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 02:56:28PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:

> > > - if (!regmap_readable(map, i))
> > > + if (map->cache_type == REGCACHE_NONE && !regmap_readable(map, i))

> > This isn't quite what you said in the changelog

> Sorry, I reread and can't find the diff?

Oh, right, you're not actually saying you'll only give cached values
back - my mistake.

> > and isn't going to play nicely with sparse register maps

> sparse == RBTREE? What does "play nicely" mean here? Too slow?

A sparse register map is one that doesn't contain all possible register
addresses, it's orthogonal to the cache - you can have an uncached
device where we know some addresses don't exist or for a cached device
the cache could be any type.

The check for regmap_readable() is there because it causes the debugfs
code to not display registers that don't exist, otherwise we could
easily DoS the output to the point of illegibility by including large
numbers (potentially thousands) of nonexistant registers in the
output making it hard for humans to find the ones that actually exist.

> > - it should be

> > if (regmap_cached(map, i) || regmap_readable(map, i))

> > or so (regmap_cached() doesn't exist at present but it seems reasonable
> > that it should).

> Sigh, I have to give up for now. Sadly, I am already way beyond my
> schedule regarding the amplifier driver and need to work on other things
> now.

Oh well. I might get round to it sometime but essentially all the chips
I work with have read/write support so the issue never comes up.
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