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SubjectRe: [RFC 05/19] s390/zcrypt: base implementation of AP matrix device driver
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On 11/14/2017 12:00 PM, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:37:05 -0500
> Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>
>> On 11/14/2017 07:40 AM, Cornelia Huck wrote:
>>> On Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:38:50 -0400
>>> Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/s390/crypto/ap_matrix_bus.c b/drivers/s390/crypto/ap_matrix_bus.c
>>>> index 4eb1e3c..66bfa54 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/s390/crypto/ap_matrix_bus.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/s390/crypto/ap_matrix_bus.c
>>>> @@ -75,10 +75,18 @@ static int ap_matrix_dev_create(void)
>>>> return 0;
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> +struct ap_matrix *ap_matrix_get_device(void)
>>>> +{
>>>> + return matrix;
>>> See the comments I had for the previous patch. In particular, I think
>>> it is better to retrieve a pointer to the matrix device via driver core
>>> methods.
>> I got some objections to creating a new bus and since there will only ever
>> be a single AP matrix device, I decided there really wasn't a need for an
>> AP matrix bus and got rid of it. I opted instead to create the matrix
>> device
>> in the init function of the vfio_ap_matrix driver. Rather than passing
>> around a
>> pointer, I put the following in vfio_ap_matrix_private.h:
>>
>> struct ap_matrix {
>> struct device device;
>> spinlock_t qlock;
>> struct list_head queues;
>> };
>>
>> extern struct ap_matrix ap_matrix;
>>
>> ... and declared the ap_matrix in the driver (vfio_ap_matrix_drv.c)
>> file as:
>>
>> struct ap_matrix ap_matrix;
>>
>> Does this seem like a reasonable approach?
> Getting rid of the bus as overhead is not unreasonable.
>
> I'm feeling a bit queasy about the extern, however. I'd prefer a getter
> function (that also makes sure refcounting rules are followed).
I now think I can avoid having to reference the ap_matrix device from
multiple places. The reason the device is referenced in vfio_ap_matrix_ops.c
is because there is a need for information about the AP queues that have
been
bound to the vfio_ap_matrix device driver. If interfaces are provided by
the
vfio_ap_matrix device driver to access the needed information, it
won't be necessary to reference the ap_matrix device directly in
vfio_ap_matrix_ops. I think this would be a better solution, don't you?
>
> We can't get around referencing this device from multiple files, can we?
The only way would be to roll up vfio_ap_matrix_ops.c into
vfio_ap_matrix_drv.c. I followed the pattern established
by the vfio_ccw
>

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