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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH 3/5] net: stmmac: dwmac-sun8i: Allow getting syscon regmap from device
On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:31 PM, Maxime Ripard
<maxime.ripard@bootlin.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:23:30PM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:11 PM, Icenowy Zheng <icenowy@aosc.io> wrote:
>> > 于 2018年4月12日 GMT+08:00 下午10:56:28, Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@bootlin.com> 写到:
>> >>On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 10:16:39PM +0800, Icenowy Zheng wrote:
>> >>> From: Chen-Yu Tsai <wens@csie.org>
>> >>>
>> >>> On the Allwinner R40 SoC, the "GMAC clock" register is in the CCU
>> >>> address space; on the A64 SoC this register is in the SRAM controller
>> >>> address space, and with a different offset.
>> >>>
>> >>> To access the register from another device and hide the internal
>> >>> difference between the device, let it register a regmap named
>> >>> "emac-clock". We can then get the device from the phandle, and
>> >>> retrieve the regmap with dev_get_regmap(); in this situation the
>> >>> regmap_field will be set up to access the only register in the
>> >>regmap.
>> >>>
>> >>> Signed-off-by: Chen-Yu Tsai <wens@csie.org>
>> >>> [Icenowy: change to use regmaps with single register, change commit
>> >>> message]
>> >>> Signed-off-by: Icenowy Zheng <icenowy@aosc.io>
>> >>> ---
>> >>> drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-sun8i.c | 48
>> >>++++++++++++++++++++++-
>> >>> 1 file changed, 46 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>> >>>
>> >>> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-sun8i.c
>> >>b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-sun8i.c
>> >>> index 1037f6c78bca..b61210c0d415 100644
>> >>> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-sun8i.c
>> >>> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac-sun8i.c
>> >>> @@ -85,6 +85,13 @@ const struct reg_field old_syscon_reg_field = {
>> >>> .msb = 31,
>> >>> };
>> >>>
>> >>> +/* Specially exported regmap which contains only EMAC register */
>> >>> +const struct reg_field single_reg_field = {
>> >>> + .reg = 0,
>> >>> + .lsb = 0,
>> >>> + .msb = 31,
>> >>> +};
>> >>> +
>> >>
>> >>I'm not sure this would be wise. If we ever need some other register
>> >>exported through the regmap, will have to change all the calling sites
>> >>everywhere in the kernel, which will be a pain and will break
>> >>bisectability.
>> >
>> > In this situation the register can be exported as another
>> > regmap. Currently the code will access a regmap with name
>> > "emac-clock" for this register.
>> >
>> >>
>> >>Chen-Yu's (or was it yours?) initial solution with a custom writeable
>> >>hook only allowing a single register seemed like a better one.
>> >
>> > But I remember you mentioned that you want it to hide the
>> > difference inside the device.
>>
>> The idea is that a device can export multiple regmaps. This one,
>> the one named "gmac" (in my soon to come v2) or "emac-clock" here,
>> is but one of many possible regmaps, and it only exports the register
>> needed by the GMAC/EMAC.
>
> I'm not sure this would be wise either. There's a single register map,
> and as far as I know we don't have a binding to express this in the
> DT. This means that the customer and provider would have to use the
> same name, but without anything actually enforcing it aside from
> "someone in the community knows it".
>
> This is not a really good design, and I was actually preferring your
> first option. We shouldn't rely on any undocumented rule. This will be
> easy to break and hard to maintain.

So, one regmap per device covering the whole register range, and the
consumer knows which register to poke by looking at its own compatible.

That sound right?

ChenYu

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