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From: Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@linaro.org>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>,
	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: Sun, 26 May 2019 22:36:07 -0700
Message-ID: <20190527053607.GV31438@minitux> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190523165605.GB21048@kroah.com>

On Thu 23 May 09:56 PDT 2019, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 09:41:49AM -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> As I said before, I can not take new apis without any in-kernel user.
> So let's wait for your new code that thinks it needs this, and then we
> will be glad to evaluate all of this at that point in time.
> 

The .mdt files are ELF files split to avoid having to allocate large
(5-60MB) chunks of temporary firmware buffers while installing the
segments.

But for multiple reasons it would be nice to be able to load the
non-split ELF files and the proposed interface would allow this.

So I definitely like the gist of the series.

> To do so otherwise is to have loads of unused "features" aquiring cruft
> in the kernel source, and you do not want that.
> 

Agreed.

I'll take the opportunity and see if I can implement this (support for
non-split Qualcomm firmware) based on the patches in this series.

Regards,
Bjorn

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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
2019-05-23 16:56       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-05-27  5:36         ` Bjorn Andersson [this message]
2019-07-30 23:02           ` Scott Branden
2019-08-22 19:33         ` Scott Branden

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