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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Initial support for Allwinner's Security ID fuses
Hi Oliver,

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 11:50:38PM +0200, Oliver Schinagl wrote:
> On 05/18/13 19:19, Oliver Schinagl wrote:
> <snip>
> >>>+
> >>>+
> >>>+/* We read the entire key, using a look up table. Returned is only the
> >>>+ * requested byte. This is of course slower then it could be and uses 4 times
> >>>+ * more reads as needed but keeps code a little simpler.
> >>>+ */
> >>>+u8 sunxi_sid_read_byte(const int key)
> >>>+{
> >>>+ u32 sid_key;
> >>>+ u8 ret;
> >>>+
> >>>+ ret = 0;
> >>>+ if (likely((key <= SUNXI_SID_SIZE))) {
> >>>+ sid_key = ioread32(p->sid_base + keys_lut[key >> 2]);
> >>>+ switch (key % 4) {
> >>>+ case 0:
> >>>+ ret = (sid_key >> 24) & 0xff;
> >>>+ break;
> >>>+ case 1:
> >>>+ ret = (sid_key >> 16) & 0xff;
> >>>+ break;
> >>>+ case 2:
> >>>+ ret = (sid_key >> 8) & 0xff;
> >>>+ break;
> >>>+ case 3:
> >>>+ ret = sid_key & 0xff;
> >>>+ break;
> >>>+ }
> >>>+ }
> >>
> >>Come on, you can do better. This lookup table is useless.
> >I didn't want to depend on the fixed layout of memory, but consider it
> >removed.
> But i'm not smart enough :p
>
> We can either use the look up table (which does have benefits as its
> potentially more future proof), or do some ((key >> 2) << 2) to
> 'drop' the LSB's that we want to ignore (unless there's some smarter
> way).
>
> Personally, I think the LUT is a little cleaner and more readable,
> but I guess if you look at poor efficiency, the lut costs some
> memory, the left/right shift cost an additional >> 2 ... what you
> prefer.

What about:

val = ioread32be(base + (key / 4));
val >>= (key % 4) * 8;
return val & 0xff;

No lookup table, no weird swich statement, and you get the endianness
conversion only when you need it.

Maxime

--
Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
http://free-electrons.com


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