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SubjectRe: [PATCH] virtio-mmio: Devices parameter parsing
On Tue, 2011-11-22 at 00:53 +0000, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > Any ideas?
> Perhaps not today. So, we will need a linked list of devices and
> resources. Yeah, that means allocating, which means YA
> slab_is_available()/alloc_bootmem() hack.

Hm. It doesn't sound like a good deal, really... Loads of tricks to get
data I need quite late in the boot process...

> Think of yourself as a pioneer...

I had a vague idea of "late parameters" last night, which would be
parsed once whole machinery is up and running. Will look around and try
to propose something.

On Tue, 2011-11-22 at 00:44 +0000, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Or would it be simpler to enhance sscanf() with some weird format option
> for suffixing? I haven't looked for similar cases, but I'd suspect a
> big win in general.
> This would be neater than anything else we've got:
> if (sscanf(device, "%llu@%llu[KMG]:%u", ...) != 3
> && sscanf(device, "%llu@%llu[KMG]:%u:%u", ...) != 4)
> return -EINVAL;

sscanf was a good hint! Thanks, why haven't I thought of it myself? ;-)

That's what I came up with:

static int vm_cmdline_set(const char *device,
const struct kernel_param *kp)
struct resource resources[2] = {};
char *str;
long long int base;
int processed, consumed = 0;
struct platform_device *pdev;

resources[0].flags = IORESOURCE_MEM;
resources[1].flags = IORESOURCE_IRQ;

resources[0].end = memparse(device, &str) - 1;

processed = sscanf(str, "@%lli:%u%n:%d%n",
&base, &resources[1].start, &consumed,
&vm_cmdline_id, &consumed);

if (processed < 2 || processed > 3 || str[consumed])
return -EINVAL;

resources[0].start = base;
resources[0].end += base;
resources[1].end = resources[1].start;

The only bit missing from sscanf() would be some sort of "%m" format,
which behaved like memparse and also processed unsigned number with "0
base" (hard to believe but the only "universal" - as in octal, dec and
hex - format is %i, which is signed). But still, looks quite neat
already :-)

I'll try to have a look at the "late parameters" idea tomorrow. Any
early warnings?



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