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From: Pierre-Louis Bossart <pierre-louis.bossart@linux.intel.com>
To: Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>, Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: 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 2/7] soundwire: add Slave sysfs support
Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 11:46:06 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <be72bbb1-b51f-8201-fdff-958836ed94d1@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190506162208.GI3845@vkoul-mobl.Dlink>

On 5/6/19 11:22 AM, Vinod Koul wrote:
> On 06-05-19, 17:19, Greg KH wrote:
>> On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 09:42:35AM -0500, Pierre-Louis Bossart wrote:
>>>>> +
>>>>> +int sdw_sysfs_slave_init(struct sdw_slave *slave)
>>>>> +{
>>>>> +	struct sdw_slave_sysfs *sysfs;
>>>>> +	unsigned int src_dpns, sink_dpns, i, j;
>>>>> +	int err;
>>>>> +
>>>>> +	if (slave->sysfs) {
>>>>> +		dev_err(&slave->dev, "SDW Slave sysfs is already initialized\n");
>>>>> +		err = -EIO;
>>>>> +		goto err_ret;
>>>>> +	}
>>>>> +
>>>>> +	sysfs = kzalloc(sizeof(*sysfs), GFP_KERNEL);
>>>>
>>>> Same question as patch 1, why a new device?
>>>
>>> yes it's the same open. In this case, the slave devices are defined at a
>>> different level so it's also confusing to create a device to represent the
>>> slave properties. The code works but I am not sure the initial directions
>>> are correct.
>>
>> You can just make a subdir for your attributes by using the attribute
>> group name, if a subdirectory is needed just to keep things a bit more
>> organized.
> 
> The key here is 'a subdir' which is not the case here. We did discuss
> this in the initial patches for SoundWire which had sysfs :)
> 
> The way MIPI disco spec organized properties, we have dp0 and dpN
> properties each of them requires to have a subdir of their own and that
> was the reason why I coded it to be creating a device.

Vinod, the question was not for dp0 and dpN, it's fine to have 
subdirectories there, but rather why we need separate devices for the 
master and slave properties.

> 
> Do we have a better way to handle this?
> 
>> Otherwise, you need to mess with having multiple "types" of struct
>> device all associated with the same bus.  It is possible, and not that
>> hard, but I don't think you are doing that here.
>>
>> thnaks,
>>
>> greg k-h
> 


  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-06 16:46 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
     [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 [this message]
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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