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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Vitor Soares <Vitor.Soares@synopsys.com>
Cc: Joao Pinto <Joao.Pinto@synopsys.com>,
	"arnd@arndb.de" <arnd@arndb.de>,
	"wsa@the-dreams.de" <wsa@the-dreams.de>,
	"bbrezillon@kernel.org" <bbrezillon@kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"broonie@kernel.org" <broonie@kernel.org>,
	"linux-i3c@lists.infradead.org" <linux-i3c@lists.infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC 5/5] i3c: add i3cdev module to expose i3c dev in /dev
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:32:51 +0100
Message-ID: <20191212173251.GA1702856@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CH2PR12MB4216CB1D650A543A635CC67FAE550@CH2PR12MB4216.namprd12.prod.outlook.com>

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 05:25:28PM +0000, Vitor Soares wrote:
> From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 16:00:45
> 
> > On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 02:56:56PM +0000, Vitor Soares wrote:
> > > Hi Greg,
> > > 
> > > From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > > Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 14:44:59
> > > 
> > > > On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 04:37:33PM +0100, Vitor Soares wrote:
> > > > > +static int __init i3cdev_init(void)
> > > > > +{
> > > > > +	int res;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	pr_info("i3c /dev entries driver\n");
> > > > 
> > > > Please remove debugging information, kernel code should be quiet unless
> > > > something goes wrong.
> > > 
> > > I will remove it.
> > > 
> > > > 
> > > > > +	/* Dynamically request unused major number */
> > > > > +	res = alloc_chrdev_region(&i3cdev_number, 0, N_I3C_MINORS, "i3c");
> > > > 
> > > > Do you really need a whole major, or will a few minors work?
> > > > 
> > > > thanks,
> > > > 
> > > > greg k-h
> > > 
> > > I'm reserving one per device. What do you suggest?
> > 
> > How many devices do you have in a system?
> 
> According to MIPI I3C spec, the maximum number of devices on a bus will 
> depend on trace length, bus load, and clock requirements.
> 
> Frankly, I don't know what is the best compromise because it depends from 
> system to system and the end-use of it. In my case, I started developing 
> this to help me during the HC controller driver development.
> Even If I choose a fixed major, I wouldn't know in which one i3c fits.

Ok, a full major will be fine, I was worried you only wanted 1 or 2
minor numbers, which would mean you could have used a misc device
instead.

This is fine.

thanks,

greg k-h

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Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-10 15:37 [RFC 0/5] Introduce i3c device userspace interface Vitor Soares
2019-12-10 15:37 ` [RFC 1/5] i3c: master: export i3c_masterdev_type Vitor Soares
2019-12-10 15:37 ` [RFC 2/5] i3c: master: export i3c_bus_type symbol Vitor Soares
2019-12-10 15:37 ` [RFC 3/5] i3c: device: expose transfer strutures to uapi Vitor Soares
2019-12-12 14:42   ` Greg KH
2019-12-12 14:48     ` Vitor Soares
2019-12-10 15:37 ` [RFC 4/5] i3c: master: add i3c_for_each_dev helper Vitor Soares
2019-12-10 15:37 ` [RFC 5/5] i3c: add i3cdev module to expose i3c dev in /dev Vitor Soares
2019-12-10 17:51   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-10 19:15     ` Vitor Soares
2019-12-10 19:37       ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-11 15:07         ` Vitor Soares
2019-12-11 15:33           ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-20 12:39     ` Vitor Soares
2019-12-12 14:44   ` Greg KH
2019-12-12 14:56     ` Vitor Soares
2019-12-12 16:00       ` Greg KH
2019-12-12 17:25         ` Vitor Soares
2019-12-12 17:32           ` Greg KH [this message]
2019-12-12 14:46   ` Greg KH

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