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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 6/6] staging: vc04_services: vchiq: Register devices with a custom bus_type
Hi Greg,

On Mon, Jan 23, 2023 at 07:11:06PM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 21, 2023 at 01:41:04AM +0530, Umang Jain wrote:
> > The devices that the vchiq interface registers (bcm2835-audio,
> > bcm2835-camera) are implemented and exposed by the VC04 firmware.
> > The device tree describes the VC04 itself with the resources required
> > to communicate with it through a mailbox interface. However, the
> > vchiq interface registers these devices as platform devices. This
> > also means the specific drivers for these devices are getting
> > registered as platform drivers. This is not correct and a blatant
> > abuse of platform device/driver.
> >
> > Replace the platform device/driver model with a standard device driver
> > model. A custom bus_type, vchiq_bus_type, is created in the vchiq
> > interface which matches the devices to their specific device drivers
> > thereby, establishing driver binding. A struct vchiq_device wraps the
> > struct device for each device being registered on the bus by the vchiq
> > interface. On the other hand, struct vchiq_driver wraps the struct
> > device_driver and the module_vchiq_driver() macro is provided for the
> > driver registration.
> >
> > Each device registered will expose a 'name' read-only device attribute
> > in sysfs (/sys/bus/vchiq-bus/devices). New devices and drivers can be
> > added by registering on vchiq_bus_type and adding a corresponding
> > device name entry in the static list of devices, vchiq_devices. There
> > is currently no way to enumerate the VCHIQ devices that are available
> > from the firmware.
>
> I took the first 5 patches in this series, but stopped here.
>
> This one needs to be broken up into much smaller pieces. I suggest
> creating the bus, and then move the existing code over to the new
> interfaces instead of doing it all at once. This way is much harder to
> review and problems do not stand out very well.
>
> Some minor questions:
>
> > -static int snd_bcm2835_alsa_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > +static int snd_bcm2835_alsa_probe(struct device *dev)
>
> probe functions (and all bus functions) should take your new device
> type, not a generic device type, as that's not what they are working
> with here at all.
>
> > {
> > - struct device *dev = &pdev->dev;
> > int err;
> >
> > if (num_channels <= 0 || num_channels > MAX_SUBSTREAMS) {
> > @@ -292,32 +291,32 @@ static int snd_bcm2835_alsa_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> >
> > #ifdef CONFIG_PM
> >
> > -static int snd_bcm2835_alsa_suspend(struct platform_device *pdev,
> > +static int snd_bcm2835_alsa_suspend(struct device *pdev,
> > pm_message_t state)
>
> Same here, use your real device type.
>
> > -static int snd_bcm2835_alsa_resume(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > +static int snd_bcm2835_alsa_resume(struct device *pdev)
>
> And here, a real device type please.
>
> > MODULE_AUTHOR("Dom Cobley");
> > MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Alsa driver for BCM2835 chip");
> > MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> > -MODULE_ALIAS("platform:bcm2835_audio");
> > +MODULE_ALIAS("bcm2835_audio");
>
> Why do you need this module alias now? Are you sure it still works? If
> so, why is it created by hand like this?

I like when you beat me to review a series, and point out all the things
I would have pointed out too :-)

> > +static const char *const vchiq_devices[] = {
> > + "bcm2835_audio",
> > + "bcm2835-camera",
> > +};
>
> A list of device names? That's really odd, so please really really
> document it.

As discussed previously, the devices implemented in the firmware are not
discoverable, so we need to hardcode them here. A comment is indeed
needed.

> > +static ssize_t vchiq_dev_show(struct device *dev,
> > + struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
> > +{
> > + struct vchiq_device *device = container_of(dev, struct vchiq_device, dev);
> > +
> > + return sprintf(buf, "%s", device->name);
>
> sysfs_emit() please.
>
> But why do you have the device name as a sysfs file? It's the name of
> the directory in sysfs already, why have it repeated?
>
> > +}
> > +
> > +static DEVICE_ATTR_RO(vchiq_dev);
> > +
> > +static struct attribute *vchiq_dev_attrs[] = {
> > + &dev_attr_vchiq_dev.attr,
> > + NULL
> > +};
> > +
> > +ATTRIBUTE_GROUPS(vchiq_dev);
> > +
> > +static const struct device_type vchiq_device_type = {
> > + .groups = vchiq_dev_groups
> > +};
> > +
> > +struct bus_type vchiq_bus_type = {
> > + .name = "vchiq-bus",
> > + .match = vchiq_bus_type_match,
> > +};
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(vchiq_bus_type);
>
> Why is this exported?
>
> > +
> > +static int vchiq_bus_type_match(struct device *dev, struct device_driver *drv)
> > +{
> > + if (dev->bus == &vchiq_bus_type &&
> > + strcmp(dev_name(dev), drv->name) == 0)
> > + return 1;
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static void vchiq_device_release(struct device *dev)
> > +{
> > + struct vchiq_device *device;
> > +
> > + device = container_of(dev, struct vchiq_device, dev);
> > + kfree(device);
> > +}
> > +
> > +int vchiq_device_register(struct device *parent, const char *name)
> > +{
> > + struct vchiq_device *device = NULL;
> > + int ret;
> > +
> > + device = kzalloc(sizeof(*device), GFP_KERNEL);
> > + if (!device)
> > + return -ENOMEM;
> > +
> > + device->name = name;
> > + device->dev.init_name = name;
> > + device->dev.parent = parent;
> > + device->dev.bus = &vchiq_bus_type;
> > + device->dev.type = &vchiq_device_type;
> > + device->dev.release = vchiq_device_release;
> > +
> > + ret = device_register(&device->dev);
> > + if (ret) {
> > + put_device(&device->dev);
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > + }
> > +
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +int vchiq_device_unregister(struct device *dev, void *data)
> > +{
> > + device_unregister(dev);
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +int vchiq_driver_register(struct vchiq_driver *vchiq_drv)
> > +{
> > + vchiq_drv->driver.bus = &vchiq_bus_type;
> > +
> > + return driver_register(&vchiq_drv->driver);
> > +}
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(vchiq_driver_register);
> > +
> > +void vchiq_driver_unregister(struct vchiq_driver *vchiq_drv)
> > +{
> > + driver_unregister(&vchiq_drv->driver);
> > +}
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(vchiq_driver_unregister);
> > diff --git a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_device.h b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_device.h
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 000000000000..0848c1b353f8
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_device.h
> > @@ -0,0 +1,39 @@
> > +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 OR BSD-3-Clause */
> > +/*
> > + * Copyright (c) 2023 Ideas On Board Oy
> > + */
> > +
> > +#ifndef _VCHIQ_DEVICE_H
> > +#define _VCHIQ_DEVICE_H
> > +
> > +#include <linux/device.h>
> > +
> > +struct vchiq_device {
> > + struct device dev;
> > + const char *name;
>
> Why do you need another name for your device? What's wrong with the
> name field in struct device?
>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

--
Regards,

Laurent Pinchart

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