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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 00/29] at24: remove at24_platform_data
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On 10/3/2018 1:15 PM, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
> pt., 31 sie 2018 o 21:46 Brian Norris <computersforpeace@gmail.com> napisał(a):
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:04:57AM +0200, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
>>> Most boards use the EEPROM to store the MAC address. This series adds
>>> support for cell lookups to the nvmem framework, registers relevant
>>> cells for all users, adds nvmem support to eth_platform_get_mac_address(),
>>> converts davinci_emac driver to using it and replaces at24_platform_data
>>> with device properties.
>>
>> We already have:
>>
>> of_get_nvmem_mac_address() (which does exactly what you're adding,
>> except it's DT specific)
>> of_get_mac_address()
>> fwnode_get_mac_address()
>> device_get_mac_address()
>>
>> and now you've taught me that this exists too:
>>
>> eth_platform_get_mac_address()
>>
>> These mostly don't share code, and with your series, they'll start to
>> diverge even more as to what they support. Can you please help rectify
>> that, instead of widening the gap?
>>
>> For instance, you can delete most of eth_platform_get_mac_address() and
>> replace it with device_get_mac_address() [1]. And you could add your new
>> stuff to fwnode_get_mac_address().
>>
>> And important part to note here is that you code isn't just useful for
>> ethernet -- it could be useful for Wifi devices too. So IMO, sticking it
>> only in an "eth" function is the wrong move.
>>
>> Brian
>>
>> [1] arch_get_platform_mac_address() is the only part I wouldn't want to
>> replicate into a truly generic helper. The following should be a no-op
>> refactor, AIUI:
>>
>
> The only user of arch_get_platform_mac_address() is sparc. It returns
> an address that seems to be read from some kind of EEPROM. I'm not
> familiar with this arch though. I'm wondering if we could somehow
> seamlessly remove this call and then convert all users of
> eth_platform_get_mac_address() to using device_get_mac_address()?
>
> David: I couldn't find a place in sparc code where any ethernet device
> would be registered, so is there a chance that nobody is using it?

SPARC uses a true Open Firmware implementation, so it would register
drivers through the CONFIG_OF infrastructure.
--
Florian

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