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SubjectRe: [rfc][patch] ide: fix unneeded LBA48 taskfile registers access
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On Monday 07 February 2005 05:47, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Bartlomiej.
>
> Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > [ against ide-dev-2.6 tree, boot tested on LBA48 drive ]
> >
> > This small patch fixes unneeded writes/reads to LBA48 taskfile registers
> > on LBA48 capable disks for following cases:
> >
> > * Power Management requests
> > (WIN_FLUSH_CACHE[_EXT], WIN_STANDBYNOW1, WIN_IDLEIMMEDIATE commands)
> > * special commands (WIN_SPECIFY, WIN_RESTORE, WIN_SETMULT)
> > * Host Protected Area support (WIN_READ_NATIVE_MAX, WIN_SET_MAX)
> > * /proc/ide/ SMART support (WIN_SMART with SMART_ENABLE,
> > SMART_READ_VALUES and SMART_READ_THRESHOLDS subcommands)
> > * write cache enabling/disabling in ide-disk
> > (WIN_SETFEATURES with SETFEATURES_{EN,DIS}_WCACHE)
> > * write cache flushing in ide-disk (WIN_FLUSH_CACHE[_EXT])
> > * acoustic management in ide-disk
> > (WIN_SETFEATURES with SETFEATURES_{EN,DIS}_AAM)
> > * door (un)locking in ide-disk (WIN_DOORLOCK, WIN_DOORUNLOCK)
> > * /proc/ide/hd?/identify support (WIN_IDENTIFY)
> >
> > Patch adds 'unsinged long flags' to ide_task_t and uses ATA_TFLAG_LBA48
> > flag (from <linux/ata.h>) to indicate need of accessing LBA48 taskfile
> > registers.
>
> ide_task_t already has fields to enable/disable writing/reading of
> taskfile and hob registers (tf_in_flags and tf_out_flags). How about
> adding the following two helpers.
>
> static inline ide_init_task[_std](ide_task_t *task)
> {
> memset(task, 0, sizeof(*task));
> task->tf_out_flags = IDE_TASKFILE_STD_OUT_FLAGS;
> task->tf_in_flags = IDE_TASKFILE_STD_IN_FLAGS;
> }
>
> static inline ide_init_task_lba48(ide_task_t *task)
> {
> memset(task, 0, sizeof(*task));
> task->tf_out_flags = IDE_TASKFILE_STD_OUT_FLAGS
> | (IDE_HOB_STD_OUT_FLAGS << 8);
> task->tf_in_flags = IDE_TASKFILE_STD_IN_FLAGS
> | (IDE_HOB_STD_IN_FLAGS << 8);
> }
>
> And, when writing taskfile,
>
> if (task->tf_out_flags & 0xf == IDE_TASKFILE_STD_OUT_FLAGS) {
> /* Write taskfile regs without testing flags */
> } else {
> /* Flagged taskfile */
> }
>
> if (task->tf_out_flags & 0xf0 == IDE_TASKFILE_HOB_OUT_FLAGS) {
> /* Write hob regs without testing flags */
> } else {
> /* Flagged hob */
> }
>
> And, when reading taskfile back,
>
> if (task->tf_in_flags & 0xf0) {
> /* Read all hob regs */
> }
>
> /* Read all taskfile regs */
>
> And, we need to check if any of in/out flags is zero in ioctl
> functions and set STD flags appropriately. So, basically, in kernel,
> tf_{in|out}_flags == 0 now means 0, not default.
>
> By doing like above,
>
> 1. Virtually the same effect
> 2. No need to add new field to ide_task_t
> 3. Cleaner semantics (ATA_TFLAG_LBA48 and tf_{in|out}_flags carry
> duplicate information.)

I would prefer to not teach do_rw_taskfile() about ->tf_{in,out}_flags
(and convert all users to use helpers) - it is much simpler this way,
->flags field in ide_task_t is needed anyway (32-bit I/O flag).

> Thanks.
>
> --
> tejun
>
>
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