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From: David Lechner <david@lechnology.com>
To: William Breathitt Gray <vilhelm.gray@gmail.com>,
	Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
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 4/5] docs: counter: Document character device interface
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:04:10 -0500
Message-ID: <d06d5e47-5776-85ee-0dc5-8b624e36d83d@lechnology.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201008122845.GA3314@shinobu>

On 10/8/20 7:28 AM, William Breathitt Gray wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 08, 2020 at 10:09:09AM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>>> +        int main(void)
>>> +        {
>>> +                struct pollfd pfd = { .events = POLLIN };
>>> +                struct counter_event event_data[2];
>>> +
>>> +                pfd.fd = open("/dev/counter0", O_RDWR);
>>> +
>>> +                ioctl(pfd.fd, COUNTER_SET_WATCH_IOCTL, watches);
>>> +                ioctl(pfd.fd, COUNTER_SET_WATCH_IOCTL, watches + 1);
>>> +                ioctl(pfd.fd, COUNTER_LOAD_WATCHES_IOCTL);
>>> +
>>> +                for (;;) {
>>> +                        poll(&pfd, 1, -1);
>>
>> Why do poll, when you are doing blocking read?
>>
>>> +                        read(pfd.fd, event_data,  sizeof(event_data));
>>
>> Does your new chrdev always guarantee returning complete buffer?
>>
>> If so, should it behave like that?
>>
>> Best regards,
>> 									Pavel
>> -- 
>> (english) http://www.livejournal.com/~pavelmachek
>> (cesky, pictures) http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pavel/picture/horses/blog.html
> 
> I suppose you're right: a poll() should be redundant now with this
> version of the character device implementation because buffers will
> always return complete; so a blocking read() should achieve the same
> behavior that a poll() with read() would.
> 
> I'll give some more time for additional feedback to come in for this
> version of the patchset, and then likely remove support for poll() in
> the v6 submission.
> 
> William Breathitt Gray
> 

I hope that you mean that you will just remove it from the example
and not from the chardev. Otherwise it won't be possible to
integrate this with an event loop.


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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
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 [this message]
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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