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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Pierre-Louis Bossart <pierre-louis.bossart@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>,
	alsa-devel@alsa-project.org, tiwai@suse.de,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, liam.r.girdwood@linux.intel.com,
	broonie@kernel.org, srinivas.kandagatla@linaro.org,
	jank@cadence.com, joe@perches.com,
	Sanyog Kale <sanyog.r.kale@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] [RFC PATCH 1/7] soundwire: Add sysfs support for master(s)
Date: Wed, 8 May 2019 18:59:45 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190508165945.GC6157@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <c0161db3-69d7-0a76-f4bd-d5feb3529128@linux.intel.com>

On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 11:42:15AM -0500, Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
> 
> 
> On 5/8/19 4:16 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 01:16:06PM +0530, Vinod Koul wrote:
> > > On 07-05-19, 17:49, Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > > The model here is that Master device is PCI or Platform device and then
> > > > > > creates a bus instance which has soundwire slave devices.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > So for any attribute on Master device (which has properties as well and
> > > > > > representation in sysfs), device specfic struct (PCI/platfrom doesn't
> > > > > > help). For slave that is not a problem as sdw_slave structure takes care
> > > > > > if that.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > So, the solution was to create the psedo sdw_master device for the
> > > > > > representation and have device-specific structure.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Ok, much like the "USB host controller" type device.  That's fine, make
> > > > > such a device, add it to your bus, and set the type correctly.  And keep
> > > > > a pointer to that structure in your device-specific structure if you
> > > > > really need to get to anything in it.
> > > > 
> > > > humm, you lost me on the last sentence. Did you mean using
> > > > set_drv/platform_data during the init and retrieving the bus information
> > > > with get_drv/platform_data as needed later? Or something else I badly need
> > > > to learn?
> > > 
> > > IIUC Greg meant we should represent a soundwire master device type and
> > > use that here. Just like we have soundwire slave device type. Something
> > > like:
> > > 
> > > struct sdw_master {
> > >          struct device dev;
> > >          struct sdw_master_prop *prop;
> > >          ...
> > > };
> > > 
> > > In show function you get master from dev (container of) and then use
> > > that to access the master properties. So int.sdw.0 can be of this type.
> > 
> > Yes, you need to represent the master device type if you are going to be
> > having an internal representation of it.
> 
> Humm, confused...In the existing code bus and master are synonyms, see e.g.
> following code excerpts:
> 
>  * sdw_add_bus_master() - add a bus Master instance
>  * @bus: bus instance
>  *
>  * Initializes the bus instance, read properties and create child
>  * devices.
> 
> struct sdw_bus {
> 	struct device *dev; <<< pointer here

That's the pointer to what?  The device that the bus is "attached to"
(i.e. parent, like a platform device or a pci device)?

Why isn't this a "real" device in itself?

I thought I asked that a long time ago when first reviewing these
patches...

> 	unsigned int link_id;
> 	struct list_head slaves;
> 	DECLARE_BITMAP(assigned, SDW_MAX_DEVICES);
> 	struct mutex bus_lock;
> 	struct mutex msg_lock;
> 	const struct sdw_master_ops *ops;
> 	const struct sdw_master_port_ops *port_ops;
> 	struct sdw_bus_params params;
> 	struct sdw_master_prop prop;
> 
> The existing code creates a platform_device in
> drivers/soundwire/intel_init.c, and it's assigned by the following code:

The core creates a platform device, don't assume you can "take it over"
:)

That platform device lives on the platform bus, you need a "master"
device that lives on your soundbus bus.

Again, look at how USB does this.  Or better yet, greybus, as that code
is a lot smaller and simpler.

> 
> static int intel_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> {
> 	struct sdw_cdns_stream_config config;
> 	struct sdw_intel *sdw;
> 	int ret;
> 
> 	sdw = devm_kzalloc(&pdev->dev, sizeof(*sdw), GFP_KERNEL);
> [snip]
> 	sdw->cdns.dev = &pdev->dev;
> 	sdw->cdns.bus.dev = &pdev->dev;

Gotta love the lack of reference counting :(

> I really don't see what you are hinting at, sorry, unless we are talking
> about major surgery in the code.

It sounds like you need a device on your bus that represents the master,
as you have attributes associated with it, and other things.  You can't
put attributes on a random pci or platform device, as you do not "own"
that device.

does that help?

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-08 19:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-04  1:00 [RFC PATCH 0/7] soundwire: add sysfs and debugfs support Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  1:00 ` [RFC PATCH 1/7] soundwire: Add sysfs support for master(s) Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  6:52   ` Greg KH
2019-05-06 16:43     ` [alsa-devel] " Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-07  2:24     ` Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-07  5:27       ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-07  5:54         ` Greg KH
2019-05-07 11:03           ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-07 11:19             ` Greg KH
2019-05-07 22:49               ` Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-08  7:46                 ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-08  9:16                   ` Greg KH
2019-05-08 16:42                     ` Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-08 16:59                       ` Greg KH [this message]
     [not found]                         ` <0b8d5238-6894-e2b4-5522-28636e40dd63@linux.intel.com>
2019-05-09  4:26                           ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-09 18:18                           ` Greg KH
2019-05-04  1:00 ` [RFC PATCH 2/7] soundwire: add Slave sysfs support Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  6:54   ` Greg KH
2019-05-06 14:42     ` [alsa-devel] " Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-06 15:19       ` Greg KH
2019-05-06 16:22         ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-06 16:46           ` Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-07  5:19             ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-07 13:54               ` Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-08  7:40                 ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-08 16:51                   ` Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  1:00 ` [RFC PATCH 3/7] ABI: testing: Add description of soundwire master sysfs files Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  6:53   ` Greg KH
2019-05-06 16:24   ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-04  1:00 ` [RFC PATCH 4/7] ABI: testing: Add description of soundwire slave " Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  1:00 ` [RFC PATCH 5/7] soundwire: add debugfs support Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  7:03   ` Greg KH
2019-05-06 14:48     ` [alsa-devel] " Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-06 16:38       ` Vinod Koul
2019-05-06 16:54         ` Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-07  5:56         ` Greg KH
2019-05-04  1:00 ` [RFC PATCH 6/7] soundwire: cadence_master: add debugfs register dump Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  7:03   ` Greg KH
2019-05-06 14:50     ` [alsa-devel] " Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  7:04   ` Greg KH
2019-05-04  1:00 ` [RFC PATCH 7/7] soundwire: intel: " Pierre-Louis Bossart
2019-05-04  7:04   ` Greg KH
2019-05-06 14:51     ` [alsa-devel] " Pierre-Louis Bossart

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