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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] New driver: Xillybus generic interface for FPGA (programmable logic)
Thanks for the remarks.

I'm sending the updated patches in a minute. Basically, I divided the
module into three (one core, one for PCIe and one for OF) and made
several corrections.

On 11/28/2012 06:57 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> What is the user/kernel interface for this driver? Is it documented
> anywhere?
>
There's a rather extensive documentation for download at the site. The
docs for the host side mostly instruct common UNIX programming
techniques: The device files are just data pipes to FIFOs in the FPGA,
behaving like one would expect.
>> +#if (PAGE_SIZE< 4096)
>> +#error Your processor architecture has a page size smaller than 4096
>> +#endif
>>
> That can never happen. Even if it does, you don't care about that in
> the driver.
>
>
I removed this check because it can't happen. But the driver *does* care
about this, since it creates a lot of buffers with different alignments,
hence depending on the pages' alignment.
>
>> +static struct class *xillybus_class;
>>
> Why not just use the misc interface instead of your own class?
>
When Xillybus is used, the whole system's mission is usually around it
(e.g. it's a computer doing data acquisition through the Xillybus
pipes). So giving it a high profile makes sense, I believe. Besides, a
dozen of device files are not rare.

Regards,
Eli




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