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From: William Breathitt Gray <vilhelm.gray@gmail.com>
To: David Lechner <david@lechnology.com>
Cc: jic23@kernel.org, kamel.bouhara@bootlin.com,
	gwendal@chromium.org, alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com,
	linux-iio@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-stm32@st-md-mailman.stormreply.com,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org, syednwaris@gmail.com,
	patrick.havelange@essensium.com, fabrice.gasnier@st.com,
	mcoquelin.stm32@gmail.com, alexandre.torgue@st.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 3/5] counter: Add character device interface
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:05:26 -0400
Message-ID: <20201014190526.GA13439@shinobu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <67a0290e-731b-822a-5113-30b56bde6c88@lechnology.com>


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On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:43:08PM -0500, David Lechner wrote:
> On 9/26/20 9:18 PM, William Breathitt Gray wrote:
> > diff --git a/drivers/counter/counter-chrdev.c b/drivers/counter/counter-chrdev.c
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 000000000000..2be3846e4105
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/drivers/counter/counter-chrdev.c
> 
> 
> > +/**
> > + * counter_push_event - queue event for userspace reading
> > + * @counter:	pointer to Counter structure
> > + * @event:	triggered event
> > + * @channel:	event channel
> > + *
> > + * Note: If no one is watching for the respective event, it is silently
> > + * discarded.
> > + *
> > + * RETURNS:
> > + * 0 on success, negative error number on failure.
> > + */
> > +int counter_push_event(struct counter_device *const counter, const u8 event,
> > +		       const u8 channel)
> > +{
> > +	struct counter_event ev = {0};
> > +	unsigned int copied = 0;
> > +	unsigned long flags;
> > +	struct counter_event_node *event_node;
> > +	struct counter_comp_node *comp_node;
> > +	int err;
> > +
> > +	ev.timestamp = ktime_get_ns();
> > +	ev.watch.event = event;
> > +	ev.watch.channel = channel;
> > +
> > +	raw_spin_lock_irqsave(&counter->events_lock, flags);
> > +
> > +	/* Search for event in the list */
> > +	list_for_each_entry(event_node, &counter->events_list, l)
> > +		if (event_node->event == event &&
> > +		    event_node->channel == channel)
> > +			break;
> > +
> > +	/* If event is not in the list */
> > +	if (&event_node->l == &counter->events_list)
> > +		goto exit_early;
> > +
> > +	/* Read and queue relevant comp for userspace */
> > +	list_for_each_entry(comp_node, &event_node->comp_list, l) {
> > +		err = counter_get_data(counter, comp_node, &ev.value_u8);
> 
> Currently all counter devices are memory mapped devices so calling
> counter_get_data() here with interrupts disabled is probably OK, but
> if any counter drivers are added that use I2C/SPI/etc. that will take
> a long time to read, it would cause problems leaving interrupts
> disabled here.
> 
> Brainstorming: Would it make sense to separate the event from the
> component value being read? As I mentioned in one of my previous
> reviews, I think there are some cases where we would just want to
> know when an event happened and not read any additional data anyway.
> In the case of a slow communication bus, this would also let us
> queue the event in the kfifo and notify poll right away and then
> defer the reads in a workqueue for later.

I don't see any problems with reporting just an event without any
component value attached (e.g. userspace could handle the component
reads via sysfs at a later point). We would just need a way to inform
userspace that the struct counter_component in the struct counter_watch
returned should be ignored.

Perhaps we can add an additional member to struct counter_watch
indicating whether it's an empty watch; or alternatively, add a new
component scope define to differentiate between an actual component and
an empty one (e.g. COUNTER_SCOPE_EVENT). What do you think?

William Breathitt Gray

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Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-27  2:18 [PATCH v5 0/5] Introduce the Counter " William Breathitt Gray
2020-09-27  2:18 ` [PATCH v5 2/5] docs: counter: Update to reflect sysfs internalization William Breathitt Gray
2020-09-27  2:18 ` [PATCH v5 3/5] counter: Add character device interface William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-14  1:40   ` David Lechner
2020-10-18 16:49     ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-20 15:53       ` David Lechner
2020-10-25 12:55         ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-25 16:36           ` David Lechner
2020-10-14 17:43   ` David Lechner
2020-10-14 19:05     ` William Breathitt Gray [this message]
2020-10-14 22:32       ` David Lechner
2020-10-14 22:40   ` David Lechner
2020-10-18 16:58     ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-20 16:06       ` David Lechner
2020-10-25 13:18         ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-25 16:34           ` David Lechner
2020-10-25 17:53             ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-09-27  2:18 ` [PATCH v5 4/5] docs: counter: Document " William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-08  8:09   ` Pavel Machek
2020-10-08 12:28     ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-12 17:04       ` David Lechner
2020-10-13 18:58         ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-13 19:08           ` David Lechner
2020-10-13 19:27             ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-09-27  2:18 ` [PATCH v5 5/5] counter: 104-quad-8: Add IRQ support for the ACCES 104-QUAD-8 William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-14  0:13   ` David Lechner
2020-10-18 14:50     ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-13  0:35 ` [PATCH v5 0/5] Introduce the Counter character device interface David Lechner
2020-10-18 14:14   ` William Breathitt Gray
     [not found] ` <e38f6dc3a08bf2510034334262776a6ed1df8b89.1601170670.git.vilhelm.gray@gmail.com>
2020-10-13  2:15   ` [PATCH v5 1/5] counter: Internalize sysfs interface code David Lechner
2020-10-18 14:49     ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-20 15:38       ` David Lechner
2020-10-23 13:12         ` William Breathitt Gray
2020-10-15  1:38   ` David Lechner
2020-10-18 17:00     ` William Breathitt Gray

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