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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/3] memory: tegra: Add devm_tegra_get_memory_controller()
On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 06:53:06PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> 30.09.2020 18:23, Thierry Reding пишет:
> > On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 01:42:56AM -0700, Nicolin Chen wrote:
> >> From: Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@gmail.com>
> >>
> >> Multiple Tegra drivers need to retrieve Memory Controller and hence there
> >> is quite some duplication of the retrieval code among the drivers. Let's
> >> add a new common helper for the retrieval of the MC.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@gmail.com>
> >> Signed-off-by: Nicolin Chen <nicoleotsuka@gmail.com>
> >> ---
> >>
> >> Changelog
> >> v2->v3:
> >> * Replaced with Dimtry's devm_tegra_get_memory_controller()
> >> v1->v2:
> >> * N/A
> >>
> >> drivers/memory/tegra/mc.c | 39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> include/soc/tegra/mc.h | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> >> 2 files changed, 56 insertions(+)
> >
> > Let's not add this helper, please. If a device needs a reference to the
> > memory controller, it should have a phandle to the memory controller in
> > device tree so that it can be looked up explicitly.
> >
> > Adding this helper is officially sanctioning that it's okay not to have
> > that reference and that's a bad idea.
>
> And please explain why it's a bad idea, I don't see anything bad here at
> all.

Well, you said yourself in a recent comment that we should avoid global
variables. devm_tegra_get_memory_controller() is nothing but a glorified
global variable.

Thierry
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