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From: Yves Vandervennet <yves.vandervennet@linux.intel.com>
To: Moritz Fischer <moritz.fischer@ettus.com>
Cc: Jason Gunthorpe <jgunthorpe@obsidianresearch.com>,
	matthew.gerlach@linux.intel.com,
	Alan Tull <delicious.quinoa@gmail.com>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-fpga@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC 7/8] fpga-region: add sysfs interface
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:28:37 -0600 (CST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.11.1702171627290.3664@artsy.artland.art> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAAtXAHfDXCcKutuLOWq0cK3zBp2ujV+GcvC9bYSFw==guOzBdA@mail.gmail.com>

Moritz,

  whatever solution we decide to go with has to work with other OS'es. The 
last thing we want to do is to have wrappers that are Linux specific.

Yves

On Wed, 15 Feb 2017, Moritz Fischer wrote:

>>Hi Jason,
>>
>>On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:37 PM, Jason Gunthorpe
>><jgunthorpe@obsidianresearch.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:07:15PM -0800, matthew.gerlach@linux.intel.com wrote:
>>>
>>>> The format of the meta data associated with a fpga bitstream is certainly a
>>>> subject on its own.  HTTP style plain text is definately easy to understand
>>>> and more importantly it is extendable.  On the other hand, it seems
>>>> dangerous to be doing a lot of string parsing in the kernel.
>>>
>>> It is fairly close to binary parsing.. The process is
>>>
>>> - Find the first occurance of \n\n, must be less than XX bytes
>>> - Memcpy that from the sg list into a linear buffer
>>> - Replace all \n with \0
>>>
>>> To access a key:
>>> - Case insensitive search for START + "Key: " or \0 + "Key: "
>>> - Return as a string the part after the match
>>>
>>> This isn't the sort of string parsing that typically gets you into
>>> trouble. If we can't code the above correctly then we will screw up
>>> safe binary parsing of strings too :)
>>
>>Well I don't know ;-) With something fdt based we already have parsers there,
>>compilers are already in tree. I'll take another look at the u-boot
>>code, I think their
>>FIT (Flattened Image Tree) would be a fairly good match for what we're
>>trying to do.
>>
>>Cheers,
>>Moritz
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2017-02-17 22:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 63+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-02-15 16:14 FPGA Region enhancements and fixes Alan Tull
2017-02-15 16:14 ` [RFC 1/8] fpga-mgr: add a single function for fpga loading methods Alan Tull
2017-02-16  0:36   ` matthew.gerlach
2017-02-15 16:14 ` [RFC 2/8] fpga-region: support more than one overlay per FPGA region Alan Tull
2017-02-16 16:50   ` matthew.gerlach
2017-02-16 17:35     ` Alan Tull
2017-02-15 16:14 ` [RFC 3/8] fpga-bridge: add non-dt support Alan Tull
2017-02-15 16:14 ` [RFC 4/8] doc: fpga-mgr: separate getting/locking FPGA manager Alan Tull
2017-02-17 17:14   ` Li, Yi
2017-02-17 21:55     ` Alan Tull
2017-02-17 17:52   ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-17 22:02     ` Alan Tull
2017-02-15 16:14 ` [RFC 5/8] " Alan Tull
2017-02-15 16:14 ` [RFC 6/8] fpga-region: separate out common code to allow non-dt support Alan Tull
2017-02-15 16:14 ` [RFC 7/8] fpga-region: add sysfs interface Alan Tull
2017-02-15 17:21   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-15 17:46     ` Alan Tull
2017-02-15 17:55       ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-15 18:06       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-15 18:23         ` Alan Tull
2017-02-15 18:31           ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-15 19:49           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-15 22:49             ` Alan Tull
2017-02-15 23:07               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-15 20:07           ` matthew.gerlach
2017-02-15 20:37             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-15 20:54               ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-15 21:15                 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-15 21:36                   ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-15 22:42                     ` Alan Tull
2017-02-16  0:16                       ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-16 17:47                         ` Alan Tull
2017-02-16 17:56                           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-16 18:11                             ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-17 22:28                 ` Yves Vandervennet [this message]
2017-02-18  2:30                   ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-18 12:45                     ` Nadathur, Sundar
2017-02-18 20:10                       ` Alan Tull
2017-02-18 20:45                         ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-19 15:00                           ` Alan Tull
2017-02-19 23:16                             ` Alan Tull
2017-02-20 23:49                               ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-21 18:33                                 ` Alan Tull
2017-02-22  3:13                                   ` Nadathur, Sundar
2017-02-22  3:49                                     ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-22  5:12                                       ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-22  5:38                                         ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-22  5:46                                           ` Nadathur, Sundar
2017-02-22  6:05                                             ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-22 16:44                                               ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-22 17:50                                                 ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-22 17:54                                                   ` Jason Gunthorpe
2017-02-22 17:57                                                     ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-22 16:33                                           ` Alan Tull
2017-02-22 16:44                                             ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-22 16:52                                               ` Alan Tull
2017-02-27 20:09                                   ` Alan Tull
2017-02-27 22:49                                     ` Moritz Fischer
2017-02-28  0:04                                       ` matthew.gerlach
2017-02-15 21:20         ` Anatolij Gustschin
2017-02-15 16:14 ` [RFC 8/8] doc: fpga: add sysfs document for fpga region Alan Tull
2017-02-28 17:35 ` FPGA Region enhancements and fixes Alan Tull
2017-02-28 22:03   ` Alan Tull

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