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SubjectRe: [PATCH] of/base: Fix PowerPC address parsing hack
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On Thu, 2014-11-13 at 12:44 +0000, Grant Likely wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 12:45 AM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> <benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> > What about this one instead ? I want to cache it because that function
> > can be called quite a while and doing two additional property lookup
> > and string compares every time might hurt some platforms.
> >
> > ----
> >
> > We have a historical hack that treats missing ranges properties as the
> > equivalent of an empty one. This is needed for ancient PowerMac "bad"
> > device-trees, and shouldn't be enabled for any other PowerPC platform,
> > otherwise we get some nasty layout of devices in sysfs or even
> > duplication when a set of otherwise identically named devices is
> > created multiple times under a different parent node with no ranges
> > property.
> >
> > This fix is needed for the PowerNV i2c busses to be exposed properly
> > and will fix a number of other embedded cases.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
> > CC: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
>
> How far back does this need to go? I assume I need to get this in for v3.18.

I'd like some distro to pick it up in 3.16

> > diff --git a/drivers/of/address.c b/drivers/of/address.c
> > index e371825..5eae0cd 100644
> > --- a/drivers/of/address.c
> > +++ b/drivers/of/address.c
> > @@ -403,6 +403,17 @@ static struct of_bus *of_match_bus(struct device_node *np)
> > return NULL;
> > }
> >
> > +static int of_empty_ranges_quirk(void)
> > +{
> > + /* To save cycles, we cache the result */
> > + static int quirk_state = -1;
> > +
>
> if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_POWERPC)) {
>
> > + if (quirk_state < 0)
> > + quirk_state = of_machine_is_compatible("Power Macintosh") ||
> > + of_machine_is_compatible("MacRISC");
> > + return quirk_state;
>
> }
> return 0;
>
> So it gets compiled out for non powerpc.

Yeah, I'm set in my ways, keep forgetting about all the shiny new stuff.

> > +}
> > +
> > static int of_translate_one(struct device_node *parent, struct of_bus *bus,
> > struct of_bus *pbus, __be32 *addr,
> > int na, int ns, int pna, const char *rprop)
> > @@ -428,12 +439,10 @@ static int of_translate_one(struct device_node *parent, struct of_bus *bus,
> > * This code is only enabled on powerpc. --gcl
> > */
> > ranges = of_get_property(parent, rprop, &rlen);
> > -#if !defined(CONFIG_PPC)
> > - if (ranges == NULL) {
> > + if (ranges == NULL && !of_empty_ranges_quirk()) {
> > pr_err("OF: no ranges; cannot translate\n");
> > return 1;
> > }
> > -#endif /* !defined(CONFIG_PPC) */
> > if (ranges == NULL || rlen == 0) {
> > offset = of_read_number(addr, na);
> > memset(addr, 0, pna * 4);
> >
> >
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