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From: "Michał Mirosław" <mirq-linux@rere.qmqm.pl>
To: Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@gmail.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@gmail.com>,
	Jonathan Hunter <jonathanh@nvidia.com>,
	David Heidelberg <david@ixit.cz>,
	Peter Geis <pgwipeout@gmail.com>,
	Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org>,
	Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>,
	Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>, Ion Agorria <AG0RRIA@yahoo.com>,
	Svyatoslav Ryhel <clamor95@gmail.com>,
	linux-tegra@vger.kernel.org, linux-block@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-efi <linux-efi@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 0/5] Support EFI partition on NVIDIA Tegra devices
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 19:03:36 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YSUmaAiRx1Q4eEc/@qmqm.qmqm.pl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <390673a8-f275-fd96-50a3-15db416aa6e6@gmail.com>

On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 07:06:18PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> 24.08.2021 13:38, Michał Mirosław пишет:
> > On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 01:40:02AM +0200, Michał Mirosław wrote:
> >> On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 08:27:15PM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> >>> 21.08.2021 01:41, Michał Mirosław пишет:
> >>>> On Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 01:19:15AM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> >>>>> This series adds the most minimal EFI partition support for NVIDIA Tegra
> >>>>> consumer devices, like Android tablets and game consoles, making theirs
> >>>>> eMMC accessible out-of-the-box using downstream bootloader and mainline
> >>>>> Linux kernel.  eMMC now works on Acer A500 tablet and Ouya game console
> >>>>> that are already well supported in mainline and internal storage is the
> >>>>> only biggest thing left to support.
> >>>> [...]
> >>>>
> >>>> Could we provide the GPT sector via DT? As I understand this is for
> >>>> non-removable eMMC storage. It would remove the need for a cap bit and
> >>>> hardcoded calculations instead just checking if DT node of the controller
> >>>> contains a magic entry with a number.
> >>>
> >>> The same device model usually comes in different flavors that have a
> >>> different eMMC unit and size. So no, it can't be hardcoded in DT.
> >>
> >> I see. I was thinking how to avoid of going the whole way and creating
> >> another controller capability (since this is going to be core code) -
> >> could this workaround be enabled just by a boolean DT property at
> >> controller's node instead? Or do we expect non-DT platforms to be
> >> similarly broken?
> > 
> > Rewording my concern: I believe that this is platform's and not 
> > a controller's misfeature, so the controller driver feels like wrong
> > place fix. That's why I'd prefer that the enable came from the DT
> > and not from driver's code.
> 
> The alternative GPT entry requires user to add 'gpt' argument to
> kernel's cmdline. If board already uses proper alternative GPT entry at
> the last sector, then nothing changed for that board.
> 
> The case where board uses 'gpt' cmdline + it had stale GPT entry at the
> special location used by Android devices and chance that now suddenly
> that GPT entry will pop up is close to zero.
> 
> All old partition table entries should be erased on reparation. If it
> wasn't done, then it's not a kernel's problem, it's much more a user's
> problem. Even though kernel could help that poor user if will be really
> needed.
> 
> There is no reason to over-engineer unless somebody will tell that it
> broke the very special board. Neither of currently supported boards
> should require more quirks. Hence, why bother?

You could drop patch 4 from v7 if you checked DT boolean property
instead of adding a capability in patch 3. (Patch 4 would be replaced
by DT changes for relevant boards.)

Best Regards
Michał Mirosław

      reply	other threads:[~2021-08-24 17:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-18 22:19 Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-18 22:19 ` [PATCH v6 1/5] block: Add alternative_gpt_sector() operation Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-19  7:08   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-08-18 22:19 ` [PATCH v6 2/5] partitions/efi: Support non-standard GPT location Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-19  7:11   ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-08-19 15:17   ` Davidlohr Bueso
2021-08-20 22:45   ` Michał Mirosław
2021-08-21 17:26     ` Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-18 22:19 ` [PATCH v6 3/5] mmc: core: Add raw_boot_mult field to mmc_ext_csd Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-18 22:19 ` [PATCH v6 4/5] mmc: block: Support alternative_gpt_sector() operation Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-18 22:19 ` [PATCH v6 5/5] mmc: sdhci-tegra: Enable MMC_CAP2_ALT_GPT_SECTOR Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-19 17:18 ` [PATCH v6 0/5] Support EFI partition on NVIDIA Tegra devices Davidlohr Bueso
2021-08-19 22:27   ` Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-20 22:41 ` Michał Mirosław
2021-08-21 17:27   ` Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-23 23:40     ` Michał Mirosław
2021-08-24 10:38       ` Michał Mirosław
2021-08-24 16:06         ` Dmitry Osipenko
2021-08-24 17:03           ` Michał Mirosław [this message]

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