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From: Michael Schmitz <>
To: Finn Thain <>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>,
	linux-m68k <>,
	netdev <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] macmace: Set platform device coherent_dma_mask
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 21:30:26 +1200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LNX.2.21.1805111451220.8@nippy.intranet>

Hi Finn,

Am 11.05.2018 um 17:28 schrieb Finn Thain:
> On Fri, 11 May 2018, Michael Schmitz wrote:
>> I'm afraid using platform_device_register() (which you already use for 
>> the SCC devices) is the only option handling this on a per-device basis 
>> without touching platform core code, while at the same time keeping the 
>> DMA mask setup out of device drivers
> I don't think that will fly. If you call platform_device_register() and 
> follow that with a dma mask assignment, you could race with the bus 
> matching and driver probe, and we are back to the same WARNING message.

I wasn't proposing to follow platform_device_register() with the mask
assignment, but rather to use the same strategy from the Coldfire FEC
patch (f61e64310b75): set and _before_ calling platform_device_register().

> If you want to use platform_device_register(), you'd have to implement 
> arch_setup_pdev_archdata() and use that to set up the dma mask.

If you want to avoid the overhead of defining the macmace platform
device and using platform_device_register() ... seeing as you would not
be defining just the DMA mask and nothing else, that's probably the
least effort for the MACE and SONIC drivers.

>> (I can see Geert's point there - device driver code might be shared 
>> across implementations of the device on platforms with different DMA 
>> mask requirements,, something the driver can't be expected to know 
>> about).
> As I said, these drivers might be expected to be portable between Macs and 
> early PowerMacs, but the same dma mask would apply AFAIK.
> If a platform driver isn't expected to be portable, I think either method 
> is reasonable: arch_setup_pdev_archdata() or the method in the patch.
> Anyway, there is this in arch/powerpc/kernel/setup-common.c:
> void arch_setup_pdev_archdata(struct platform_device *pdev)
> {
>         pdev->archdata.dma_mask = DMA_BIT_MASK(32);
>         pdev->dev.dma_mask = &pdev->archdata.dma_mask;
> 	...

You would have to be careful not to overwrite a pdev->dev.dma_mask and
pdev->dev.dma_coherent_mask that might have been set in a platform
device passed via platform_device_register here. Coldfire is the only
m68k platform currently using that, but there might be others in future.

> I'm inclined to propose something similar for m68k. That should fix the 
> problem, since arch_setup_pdev_archdata() is already in the call chain:
> 	platform_device_register_simple()
> 		platform_device_register_resndata()
> 			platform_device_register_full()
> 				platform_device_alloc()
> 					arch_setup_pdev_archdata()
> Thoughts? Will this have nasty side effects for m68k platforms that use 
> smaller dma masks?

These can still set a smaller mask in pdev->dev directly and use
platform_device_register() instead. But I don't think there are smaller
DMA masks used by m68k drivers that use the platform device mechanism at
present. I've only looked at arch/m68k though.



  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-11  9:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <S1751632AbeECEYA/>
2018-05-03  7:25 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2018-05-03  8:38   ` Finn Thain
2018-05-03  8:46     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2018-05-03  8:51       ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-05-03 20:24         ` Michael Schmitz
2018-05-04  7:24           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2018-05-04  8:16             ` Michael Schmitz
2018-05-10  1:25         ` Finn Thain
2018-05-10  1:25       ` Finn Thain
2018-05-10 20:27         ` Michael Schmitz
2018-05-10 23:55           ` Finn Thain
2018-05-11  2:11             ` Michael Schmitz
2018-05-11  3:28               ` Finn Thain
2018-05-11  4:18                 ` Michael Schmitz
2018-05-11  5:28                   ` Finn Thain
2018-05-11  9:30                     ` Michael Schmitz [this message]
2018-05-11 10:06                       ` Finn Thain
2018-05-11 22:02                         ` Michael Schmitz
2018-05-03  4:23 Finn Thain

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