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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/6] device property: Add functions for accessing node's parents
On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 3:20 PM Sakari Ailus
<sakari.ailus@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Petr,
>
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 01:26:25PM +0100, Petr Mladek wrote:
> > On Tue 2019-03-26 14:41:01, Sakari Ailus wrote:
> > > Add two convenience functions for accessing node's parents:
> > >
> > > fwnode_count_parents() returns the number of parent nodes a given node
> > > has. fwnode_get_nth_parent() returns node's parent at a given distance
> > > from the node itself.
> > >
> > > Also reorder fwnode_get_parent() in property.c according to the same order
> > > as in property.h.
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/base/property.c b/drivers/base/property.c
> > > index 8b91ab380d14..61eb6ceacc3f 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/base/property.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/base/property.c
> > > @@ -554,17 +567,49 @@ struct fwnode_handle *fwnode_get_next_parent(struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
> > > EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(fwnode_get_next_parent);
> > >
> > > /**
> > > - * fwnode_get_parent - Return parent firwmare node
> > > - * @fwnode: Firmware whose parent is retrieved
> > > + * fwnode_count_parents - Return the number of parents a node has
> > > + * @fwnode: The node the parents of which are to be counted
> > > *
> > > - * Return parent firmware node of the given node if possible or %NULL if no
> > > - * parent was available.
> > > + * Returns the number of parents a node has.
> > > */
> > > -struct fwnode_handle *fwnode_get_parent(const struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
> > > +unsigned int fwnode_count_parents(struct fwnode_handle *fwnode)
> > > {
> > > - return fwnode_call_ptr_op(fwnode, get_parent);
> > > + unsigned int count;
> > > +
> > > + fwnode_handle_get(fwnode);
> > > +
> > > + for (count = 0; fwnode; count++)
> > > + fwnode = fwnode_get_next_parent(fwnode);
> >
> > Is it guaranteed that all parents stay when
> > fwnode_get_next_parent() releases the reference count
> > for each counted member?
>
> fwnode_get_next_parent() only releases the child node after it has acquired
> the parent. The only implementation with refcounting for single nodes is
> actually OF.
>
> >
> > > +
> > > + return count - 1;
> >
> > We could start counting from count = -1;
>
> We could, but then count would need to be made signed (unless overflowing
> is preferred instead).

What if there are no parents?

Or is it guaranteed that there always will be at least one?

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