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SubjectRe: [RESEND2 PATCH 1/3] memremap: add MEMREMAP_WC flag
Hi Andrew,

Would you pick these up if I rebase onto linux-next?

How strongly do you feel about the input argument modification vs.
staying in-line with the rest of the function?

Thanks,

Brian

On Tue, Feb 09, 2016 at 10:23:00AM +0000, Brian Starkey wrote:
>Hi Andrew,
>
>Thanks for taking a look,
>
>On Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 12:03:17PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
>>On Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:30:50 +0000 Brian Starkey <brian.starkey@arm.com> wrote:
>>The patch generally looks OK to me. It generates rejects against
>>linux-next because of some janitorial changes in memremap.c.
>>
>
>Ah yeah, so it does - sorry. I was hoping this could make it into 4.5,
>but I can rebase onto linux-next if that's better. Annoyingly it only
>conflicts because of a couple of quotation marks.
>
>>
>>>@@ -101,6 +107,11 @@ void *memremap(resource_size_t offset, size_t size, unsigned long flags)
>>> addr = ioremap_wt(offset, size);
>>> }
>>>
>>>+ if (!addr && (flags & MEMREMAP_WC)) {
>>>+ flags &= ~MEMREMAP_WC;
>>>+ addr = ioremap_wc(offset, size);
>>>+ }
>>>+
>>> return addr;
>>> }
>>
>>The modifications of `flags' is unneeded (and the compiler will remove
>>it). And generally the modification of incoming args is a bit nasty
>>IMO - I find it's better to treat them as const - part of the calling
>>environment which can be relied upon to be unaltered as the code
>>evolves.
>>
>
>To be honest I was just mirroring the rest of the function. I guess
>the idea was filtering the different mapping types in case one of the
>'mappers' can handle multiple flags or something. I'll remove it if
>you like, I just thought that extending the functionality in-keeping
>with the current semantics was a better evolution - let me know.
>
>Thanks,
>Brian

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