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From: Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Andy Gross <andy.gross@linaro.org>,
	David Brown <david.brown@linaro.org>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	"Rafael J . Wysocki" <rafael@kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-msm@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	BCM Kernel Feedback <bcm-kernel-feedback-list@broadcom.com>,
	Olof Johansson <olof@lixom.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] soc: qcom: mdt_loader: add offset to request_firmware_into_buf
Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 09:41:49 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <c12872f5-4dc3-9bc4-f89b-27037dc0b6ff@broadcom.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190523055212.GA22946@kroah.com>

Hi Greg,

On 2019-05-22 10:52 p.m., Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 07:51:13PM -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
>> Adjust request_firmware_into_buf API to allow for portions
>> of firmware file to be read into a buffer.  mdt_loader still
>> retricts request fo whole file read into buffer.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>
>> ---
>>   drivers/soc/qcom/mdt_loader.c | 7 +++++--
>>   1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/soc/qcom/mdt_loader.c b/drivers/soc/qcom/mdt_loader.c
>> index 1c488024c698..ad20d159699c 100644
>> --- a/drivers/soc/qcom/mdt_loader.c
>> +++ b/drivers/soc/qcom/mdt_loader.c
>> @@ -172,8 +172,11 @@ static int __qcom_mdt_load(struct device *dev, const struct firmware *fw,
>>   
>>   		if (phdr->p_filesz) {
>>   			sprintf(fw_name + fw_name_len - 3, "b%02d", i);
>> -			ret = request_firmware_into_buf(&seg_fw, fw_name, dev,
>> -							ptr, phdr->p_filesz);
>> +			ret = request_firmware_into_buf
>> +						(&seg_fw, fw_name, dev,
>> +						 ptr, phdr->p_filesz,
>> +						 0,
>> +						 KERNEL_PREAD_FLAG_WHOLE);
> So, all that work in the first 2 patches for no real change at all?  Why
> are these changes even needed?

The first two patches allow partial read of files into memory.

Existing kernel drivers haven't need such functionality so, yes, there 
should be no real change

with first two patches other than adding such partial file read support.

We have a new driver in development which needs partial read of files 
supported in the kernel.

>
> And didn't you break this driver in patch 2/3?  You can't fix it up
> later here, you need to also resolve that in the 2nd patch.

I thought the driver changes needs to be in a different patch. If 
required I can squash this

driver change in with the request_firmware_into_buf change.

But the 2nd patch won't work without the 1st patch either.

So that would mean you now want all 3 patches for different subsystems 
squashed together?

Please let me know how you would like the patch series submitted.

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

Regards,

  Scott


  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-23 16:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-23  2:51 [PATCH 0/3] fs: add partial file read support Scott Branden
2019-05-23  2:51 ` [PATCH 1/3] fs: introduce kernel_pread_file* support Scott Branden
2019-05-23  2:51 ` [PATCH 2/3] firmware: add offset to request_firmware_into_buf Scott Branden
2019-05-23  5:52   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-23 16:36     ` Scott Branden
2019-05-23 16:54       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-24  5:01         ` Scott Branden
2019-05-24  5:22           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-08-01  0:18             ` Scott Branden
2019-08-01  6:18               ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-08-01 17:42                 ` Luis Chamberlain
2019-08-01 18:15                   ` Scott Branden
2019-08-19 22:22                     ` Luis Chamberlain
2019-05-23  2:51 ` [PATCH 3/3] soc: qcom: mdt_loader: " Scott Branden
2019-05-23  5:52   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-23 16:41     ` Scott Branden [this message]
2019-05-23 16:56       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-27  5:36         ` Bjorn Andersson
2019-07-30 23:02           ` Scott Branden
2019-08-22 19:33         ` Scott Branden

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