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From: Alexandre Belloni <alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com>
To: Maxime Ripard <maxime@cerno.tech>
Cc: Samuel Holland <samuel@sholland.org>,
	Alessandro Zummo <a.zummo@towertech.it>,
	Chen-Yu Tsai <wens@csie.org>,
	Jernej Skrabec <jernej.skrabec@siol.net>,
	linux-rtc@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-sunxi@lists.linux.dev, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rtc: sun6i: Add NVMEM provider
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 17:33:59 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YJFpZzm07ZX3aYsK@piout.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210430090206.lybmygrt636nysoc@gilmour>

On 30/04/2021 11:02:06+0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 08:45:49PM -0500, Samuel Holland wrote:
> > The sun6i RTC provides 32 bytes of general-purpose data registers.
> > They can be used to save data in the always-on RTC power domain.
> > The registers are writable via 32-bit MMIO accesses only.
> > 
> > Expose the region as a NVMEM provider so it can be used by userspace and
> > other drivers.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Samuel Holland <samuel@sholland.org>
> 
> As far as I understood, you want to use those registers to implement
> super-standby? If so, while it makes sense for the kernel to be able to
> be able to write to those registers, I guess it would be a bit unwise to
> allow the userspace to access it?

I would think nvmem is still the proper subsystem. I guess maybe we
should have a version of __nvmem_device_get that would ensure exclusive
access to a cell, thus preventing userspace accessing it as long a the
kernel is using it.

-- 
Alexandre Belloni, co-owner and COO, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-04 15:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-19  1:45 Samuel Holland
2021-04-30  9:02 ` Maxime Ripard
2021-05-04 15:33   ` Alexandre Belloni [this message]
2021-05-10  3:39   ` Samuel Holland
2021-05-10  8:00     ` Alexandre Belloni
2021-05-25  8:24     ` Maxime Ripard
2021-05-27  4:09       ` Samuel Holland
2022-04-13 23:17 Samuel Holland
2022-04-15 18:26 ` Jernej Škrabec
2022-05-17 20:49 ` alexandre.belloni

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