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From: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>
To: ymhungry.lee@samsung.com, Avri Altman <Avri.Altman@wdc.com>,
	"James E . J . Bottomley" <jejb@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	"Martin K . Petersen" <martin.petersen@oracle.com>,
	"linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org" <linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: ALIM AKHTAR <alim.akhtar@samsung.com>,
	"asutoshd@codeaurora.org" <asutoshd@codeaurora.org>,
	Zang Leigang <zangleigang@hisilicon.com>,
	Avi Shchislowski <Avi.Shchislowski@wdc.com>,
	Bean Huo <beanhuo@micron.com>,
	"cang@codeaurora.org" <cang@codeaurora.org>,
	"stanley.chu@mediatek.com" <stanley.chu@mediatek.com>,
	MOHAMMED RAFIQ KAMAL BASHA <md.rafiq@samsung.com>,
	Sang-yoon Oh <sangyoon.oh@samsung.com>,
	Jinyoung CHOI <j-young.choi@samsung.com>,
	Adel Choi <adel.choi@samsung.com>,
	BoRam Shin <boram.shin@samsung.com>,
	Sung-Jun Park <sungjun07.park@samsung.com>,
	Daejun Park <daejun7.park@samsung.com>
Subject: Re: Another approach of UFSHPB
Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 09:49:43 -0700
Message-ID: <aaf130c2-27bd-977b-55df-e97859f4c097@acm.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <231786897.01589928601376.JavaMail.epsvc@epcpadp1>

On 2020-05-19 15:31, yongmyung lee wrote:
> Currently, UFS driver (usually ufshcd.c) has become bulky and complex.
> So, I would like to split these codes into layers 
> like the works of Bean Huo and Avril Altman.
> Especially, I suggest the UFS-Feature Driver model based on Linux Bus-Driver Model,
> which is suitable to manage all Extended UFS-Feature drivers like the Figure as below:
> 
> 
> UFS Driver data structure (struct ufs_hba)
>    |
>    |    -----------------------    -- ufshpb driver -- <- attach ufshpb device driver (it can be loadable)
>    |---| ufs-ext feature layer |   -- ufs-wb driver -- <- attach ufswb device driver
>    |   |                       |   -- ...           -- <- ...
>    |    -----------------------    -- next ufs feature driver  -- <- attach ufs-next feature driver
> 
> * wb : write-booster

Splitting the UFS driver into multiple modules would be great if the
interface between these modules can be kept small and elegant. However,
I'm not sure that this approach should be based on Linux device driver
bus concept. Devices can be unbound at any time from their driver by
writing into the "unbind" sysfs attribute. I don't think we want the UFS
core functionality ever to be unbound while any other UFS functionality
is still active. Has it been considered to implement each feature as a
loadable module without relying on the bus model? The existing kernel
module infrastructure already prevents to unload modules (e.g. the UFS
core) that are in use by a kernel module that depends on it (e.g. UFS HPB).

> Furthermore, each ufs-ext feature driver will be written as a loadable kernel module.
> Vendors (e.g., Android Phone manufacturer) could optionally load and remove each module.

What will happen if a feature module is unloaded (e.g. HPB) while I/O is
ongoing that relies on HPB?

> Also they can customize the parameters of ufs-ext feature drivers
> while each module is being loaded.
> (For example, vendor would set the maximum memory size
>  that can be reclaimed in the Host Control mode in HPB)

Should these parameters be per module or per UFS device?

> In addition, we plan to provide QEMU with UFS-simulator
> for a test environment for UFS driver development.

A UFS simulator for QEMU support would definitely be welcome.

Thanks,

Bart.

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Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-15 10:30 [RFC PATCH 00/13] scsi: ufs: Add HPB Support Avri Altman
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 01/13] scsi: ufs: Add HPB parameters Avri Altman
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 02/13] scsi: ufshpb: Init part I - Read HPB config Avri Altman
2020-05-15 15:33   ` Randy Dunlap
2020-05-16  1:46   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-16  1:57   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 03/13] scsi: scsi_dh: Introduce scsi_dh_ufshpb Avri Altman
2020-05-16  1:48   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 04/13] scsi: ufs: ufshpb: Init part II - Attach scsi device Avri Altman
2020-05-16  1:52   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 05/13] scsi: ufs: ufshpb: Disable HPB if no HPB-enabled luns Avri Altman
2020-05-16  2:02   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 06/13] scsi: scsi_dh: ufshpb: Prepare for L2P cache management Avri Altman
2020-05-16  2:13   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 07/13] scsi: scsi_dh: ufshpb: Add ufshpb state machine Avri Altman
2020-05-16  2:44   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 08/13] scsi: dh: ufshpb: Activate pinned regions Avri Altman
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 09/13] scsi: ufshpb: Add response API Avri Altman
2020-05-16  3:06   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 10/13] scsi: dh: ufshpb: Add ufshpb_set_params Avri Altman
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 11/13] scsi: Allow device handler set their own CDB Avri Altman
2020-05-16  3:19   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 12/13] scsi: dh: ufshpb: Add prep_fn handler Avri Altman
2020-05-16  3:40   ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-15 10:30 ` [RFC PATCH 13/13] scsi: scsi_dh: ufshpb: Add "Cold" subregions timer Avri Altman
2020-05-16  3:50 ` [RFC PATCH 00/13] scsi: ufs: Add HPB Support Bart Van Assche
2020-05-16  9:14   ` Avri Altman
2020-05-16 17:14     ` Bart Van Assche
     [not found]     ` <CGME20200516171420epcas2p108c570904c5117c3654d71e0a2842faa@epcms2p7>
2020-05-19 22:31       ` Another approach of UFSHPB yongmyung lee
2020-05-20 17:55         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-20 21:19           ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-22 16:35             ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-22 16:49         ` Bart Van Assche [this message]
     [not found]         ` <CGME20200516171420epcas2p108c570904c5117c3654d71e0a2842faa@epcms2p4>
2020-05-25  5:40           ` Daejun Park
2020-05-25 14:56             ` Bart Van Assche
2020-05-26  6:15               ` Avri Altman
2020-05-26 17:03                 ` Bart Van Assche
     [not found]                 ` <CGME20200516171420epcas2p108c570904c5117c3654d71e0a2842faa@epcms2p3>
2020-05-27  9:11                   ` Daejun Park
2020-05-27 11:46                     ` Bean Huo

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