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* [PATCH] mtd: powernv: SPDX and comment fixups
@ 2019-02-06  0:36 Joel Stanley
  2019-02-06  1:08 ` Stewart Smith
  2019-02-07  8:37 ` Boris Brezillon
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Joel Stanley @ 2019-02-06  0:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: David Woodhouse, Brian Norris, Boris Brezillon, Marek Vasut,
	Richard Weinberger
  Cc: Michael Ellerman, linux-mtd, linuxppc-dev

This converts the powernv flash driver to use SPDX, and adds some
clarifying comments that came out of a discussion on how the mtd driver
works.

Signed-off-by: Joel Stanley <joel@jms.id.au>
---
 drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c | 20 ++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c b/drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c
index 22f753e555ac..0bf43336c3f7 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c
@@ -1,17 +1,9 @@
+// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+
+
 /*
  * OPAL PNOR flash MTD abstraction
  *
  * Copyright IBM 2015
- *
- * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
- * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
- * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
- * (at your option) any later version.
- *
- * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
- * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
- * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
- * GNU General Public License for more details.
  */
 
 #include <linux/kernel.h>
@@ -261,6 +253,14 @@ static int powernv_flash_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	 * The current flash that skiboot exposes is one contiguous flash chip
 	 * with an ffs partition at the start, it should prove easier for users
 	 * to deal with partitions or not as they see fit
+	 *
+	 * When developing the skiboot MTD driver an experiment with FFS
+	 * parsing in the kernel, and exposing a seperate /dev/mtdX for each
+	 * partition (eg BOOTKERNEL, PAYLOAD, NVRAM, etc), was done.
+	 *
+	 * We didn't go with that as it meant users couldn't do a full flash
+	 * re-write, as this can cause a partition to change size, and there
+	 * wasn't a way to tell the MTD layer that a device has shrunk/grown.
 	 */
 	return mtd_device_register(&data->mtd, NULL, 0);
 }
-- 
2.20.1


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* Re: [PATCH] mtd: powernv: SPDX and comment fixups
  2019-02-06  0:36 [PATCH] mtd: powernv: SPDX and comment fixups Joel Stanley
@ 2019-02-06  1:08 ` Stewart Smith
  2019-02-07  8:37 ` Boris Brezillon
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Stewart Smith @ 2019-02-06  1:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Joel Stanley, David Woodhouse, Brian Norris, Boris Brezillon,
	Marek Vasut, Richard Weinberger
  Cc: linuxppc-dev, linux-mtd

Joel Stanley <joel@jms.id.au> writes:
> converts the powernv flash driver to use SPDX, and adds some
> clarifying comments that came out of a discussion on how the mtd driver
> works.
>
> Signed-off-by: Joel Stanley <joel@jms.id.au>

We probably don't need to mention the dim dark corners of the FFS format
and I kind of wish it'd die rather than spread further.

Reviewed-by: Stewart Smith <stewart@linux.ibm.com>


-- 
Stewart Smith
OPAL Architect, IBM.


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* Re: [PATCH] mtd: powernv: SPDX and comment fixups
  2019-02-06  0:36 [PATCH] mtd: powernv: SPDX and comment fixups Joel Stanley
  2019-02-06  1:08 ` Stewart Smith
@ 2019-02-07  8:37 ` Boris Brezillon
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Boris Brezillon @ 2019-02-07  8:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Joel Stanley
  Cc: Michael Ellerman, linuxppc-dev, Marek Vasut, linux-mtd,
	Richard Weinberger, Brian Norris, David Woodhouse

Hello Joel,

On Wed,  6 Feb 2019 11:06:58 +1030
Joel Stanley <joel@jms.id.au> wrote:

> This converts the powernv flash driver to use SPDX, and adds some
> clarifying comments that came out of a discussion on how the mtd driver
> works.

Can you split that in 2 patches, one adding the SPDX header, and the
other one clarifying the driver behavior.

Thanks,

Boris

> 
> Signed-off-by: Joel Stanley <joel@jms.id.au>
> ---
>  drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c | 20 ++++++++++----------
>  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c b/drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c
> index 22f753e555ac..0bf43336c3f7 100644
> --- a/drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c
> +++ b/drivers/mtd/devices/powernv_flash.c
> @@ -1,17 +1,9 @@
> +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0+
> +
>  /*
>   * OPAL PNOR flash MTD abstraction
>   *
>   * Copyright IBM 2015
> - *
> - * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
> - * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
> - * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
> - * (at your option) any later version.
> - *
> - * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
> - * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> - * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
> - * GNU General Public License for more details.
>   */
>  
>  #include <linux/kernel.h>
> @@ -261,6 +253,14 @@ static int powernv_flash_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>  	 * The current flash that skiboot exposes is one contiguous flash chip
>  	 * with an ffs partition at the start, it should prove easier for users
>  	 * to deal with partitions or not as they see fit
> +	 *
> +	 * When developing the skiboot MTD driver an experiment with FFS
> +	 * parsing in the kernel, and exposing a seperate /dev/mtdX for each
> +	 * partition (eg BOOTKERNEL, PAYLOAD, NVRAM, etc), was done.
> +	 *
> +	 * We didn't go with that as it meant users couldn't do a full flash
> +	 * re-write, as this can cause a partition to change size, and there
> +	 * wasn't a way to tell the MTD layer that a device has shrunk/grown.
>  	 */
>  	return mtd_device_register(&data->mtd, NULL, 0);
>  }


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