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From: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com>
To: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@kernel.org>,
	Heikki Krogerus <heikki.krogerus@linux.intel.com>,
	Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@linux.intel.com>,
	Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>,
	linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	platform-driver-x86@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 06/14] software node: get rid of property_set_pointer()
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:14:18 -0700
Message-ID: <20191015181418.GE105649@dtor-ws> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191015120949.GH32742@smile.fi.intel.com>

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 03:09:49PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 04:07:13PM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > Instead of explicitly setting values of integer types when copying
> > property entries lets just copy entire value union when processing
> > non-array values.
> > 
> > For value arrays we no longer use union of pointers, but rather a single
> > void pointer, which allows us to remove property_set_pointer().
> > 
> > In property_get_pointer() we do not need to handle each data type
> > separately, we can simply return either the pointer or pointer to values
> > union.
> > 
> > We are not losing anything from removing typed pointer union because the
> > upper layers do their accesses through void pointers anyway, and we
> > trust the "type" of the property when interpret the data. We rely on
> > users of property entries on using PROPERTY_ENTRY_XXX() macros to
> > properly initialize entries instead of poking in the instances directly.
> 
> I'm not sure about this change since the struct definition is still available
> to use. If we would change it to be opaque pointer, it will be possible to get
> rid of the type differentiation in cleaner way.

We expose type and other fields that should not be manipulated directly,
for the benefit of being able to use static initializers. Having value
structure allows for not too ugly non-array initializers.

Thanks.

-- 
Dmitry

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Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-11 23:07 [PATCH v5 00/14] software node: add support for reference properties Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 01/14] software node: remove DEV_PROP_MAX Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 02/14] software node: introduce PROPERTY_ENTRY_ARRAY_XXX_LEN() Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-15 12:02   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 03/14] efi/apple-properties: use PROPERTY_ENTRY_U8_ARRAY_LEN Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-15 12:01   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-15 18:02     ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 04/14] software node: mark internal macros with double underscores Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-15 12:03   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-15 18:09     ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 05/14] software node: clean up property_copy_string_array() Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-15 12:07   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-15 18:12     ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-16  7:53       ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-16 17:00         ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-17  7:02           ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 06/14] software node: get rid of property_set_pointer() Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-15 12:09   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-15 18:14     ` Dmitry Torokhov [this message]
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 07/14] software node: remove property_entry_read_uNN_array functions Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 08/14] software node: unify PROPERTY_ENTRY_XXX macros Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 09/14] software node: simplify property_entry_read_string_array() Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 10/14] software node: rename is_array to is_inline Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-14  7:37   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-15 18:22     ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-16  7:59       ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-16 16:54         ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-17  7:16           ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-17 16:00             ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-17 16:02   ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 11/14] software node: move small properties inline when copying Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-15 12:20   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-15 18:25     ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-16  7:48       ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-16 16:01         ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-16 16:18           ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-16 16:23             ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-16 16:44               ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-17 16:04   ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 12/14] software node: implement reference properties Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 13/14] platform/x86: intel_cht_int33fe: use inline " Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-16  8:01   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-11 23:07 ` [PATCH v5 14/14] software node: remove separate handling of references Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-14  7:38 ` [PATCH v5 00/14] software node: add support for reference properties Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-14 23:57   ` Dmitry Torokhov
2019-10-16  8:02     ` Andy Shevchenko

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