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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/29] memstick: remove the memstick_set_rw_addr
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On Mon, 2010-10-25 at 08:55 -0700, Alex Dubov wrote:
>
> --- On Fri, 22/10/10, Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > From: Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@gmail.com>
> > Subject: [PATCH 14/29] memstick: remove the memstick_set_rw_addr
> > To: "Alex Dubov" <oakad@yahoo.com>
> > Cc: "Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>, "LKML" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, "Maxim Levitsky" <maximlevitsky@gmail.com>
> > Received: Friday, 22 October, 2010, 4:53 PM
> > Remove this function, what was
> > last user that did send the MS_TPC_SET_RW_REG_ADRS
> > directly.
> >
> > Just invalidate the register window, and next register
> > read/write will send that tpc automaticly.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@gmail.com>
> > ---
>
> How is an obscure invalidate_reg_window function is any better than
> explicit set_rw_addr? Total number of calls to either of them is exactly
> the same.
Nope.
I just set the reg window where it should be: in register read/write
functions.
Here we tampered with register window by using another card structure,
so we invalidate it. Simple.
The point is that I send the register window update just before register
read/write, and optionaly skip that if cached version matches the one I
need.


>
> Sony state machine diagrams suggest that doing a precise set_rw_addr when
> necessary is a good thing.
And that exactly what I am doing.
I am setting that window just before a register read/write.


> The feature was originally conceived because
> Sony intended to manufacture MSIO and hybrid devices, which might have very
> large number of registers (hundreds). It was also supposed to help with
> backward compatibility of devices, as well as with DRM functionality
>
> We know, at this point of time, that Sony is sort of loosing the format
> war, so MSIO devices these days are very hard to come by. However, some
> hybrid (Transfer Jet) and DRM-secured devices still exist and it is wise
> to retain functionality which can help to operate those (I don't have full
> details on their operation, but it doesn't mean we should forget them
> outright).


Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky




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