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From: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>,
	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 2/3] firmware: add offset to request_firmware_into_buf
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 17:42:15 +0000
Message-ID: <20190801174215.GB16384@42.do-not-panic.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190801061801.GA4338@kroah.com>

On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 08:18:01AM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 05:18:32PM -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
> > Hi Greg,
> > 
> > I am now back from leave to continue this patch.  Comment below.
> > 
> > On 2019-05-23 10:22 p.m., Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:01:38PM -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
> > > > On 2019-05-23 9:54 a.m., Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 09:36:02AM -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
> > > > > > Hi Greg,
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > On 2019-05-22 10:52 p.m., Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > > > > On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 07:51:12PM -0700, Scott Branden wrote:
> > > > > > > > Add offset to request_firmware_into_buf to allow for portions
> > > > > > > > of firmware file to be read into a buffer.  Necessary where firmware
> > > > > > > > needs to be loaded in portions from file in memory constrained systems.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>
> > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > >     drivers/base/firmware_loader/firmware.h |  5 +++
> > > > > > > >     drivers/base/firmware_loader/main.c     | 49 +++++++++++++++++--------
> > > > > > > >     include/linux/firmware.h                |  8 +++-
> > > > > > > >     3 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> > > > > > > No new firmware test for this new option?  How do we know it even works?
> > > > > > I was unaware there are existing firmware tests.  Please let me know where
> > > > > > these tests exists and I can add a test for this new option.
> > > > > tools/testing/selftests/firmware/
> > > > Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a test for the existing
> > > > request_firmware_into_buf api.
> > > Are you sure?  The test is for userspace functionality, there isn't
> > > kernel unit tests here.  You need to verify that you didn't break
> > > existing functionality as well as verify that your new functionality
> > > works.
> > 
> > I managed to figure out how to build and run
> > tools/testing/selftest/firmware/fw_run_tests.sh
> > 
> > and my changes don't break existing functionality.

I'm soon going to release something that is going to let you do this 
faster and easier, let me know if you had troubles in trying to figure
out how to not regress the kernel using this.

> > But, I find no use of request_firmware_into_buf in lib/test_firmware.c
> > (triggered by fw_run_tests.sh).
> > 
> > Is there another test for request_firmware_into_buf?
> 
> I have no idea, sorry.

The folks who implemented request_firmware_into_buf() didn't add a
respective test, because, well, this API went upstream IMO without much
ACKs / review, and even no damn users. Now we have a user so we're stuck
with it.

So new testing calls for it would be appreciated. If you have questions
I am happy to help.

  Luis

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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 [this message]
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
2019-07-30 23:02           ` Scott Branden
2019-08-22 19:33         ` Scott Branden

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