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From: Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@linux.intel.com>
To: Mario.Limonciello@dell.com
Cc: yehezkelshb@gmail.com, linux-usb@vger.kernel.org,
	andreas.noever@gmail.com, michael.jamet@intel.com,
	rajmohan.mani@intel.com,
	nicholas.johnson-opensource@outlook.com.au, lukas@wunner.de,
	gregkh@linuxfoundation.org, stern@rowland.harvard.edu,
	anthony.wong@canonical.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 17/22] thunderbolt: Add initial support for USB4
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:00:28 +0300
Message-ID: <20191003080028.GK2819@lahna.fi.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <bb84da73d1df468da1707a2af09eb2de@AUSX13MPC105.AMER.DELL.COM>

On Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 04:00:55PM +0000, Mario.Limonciello@dell.com wrote:
> > It's not even "same location - another meaning", the vendor ID comes from the
> > DROM section, so it takes a few internal jumps inside the NVM to find the
> > location. One of the "pointers" or section headers will be broken for sure.
> > 
> > And after this, we need to find the NVM in LVFS and it has to pass validation in
> > a few other locations. The chances are so low that I'd think it isn't worth
> > worrying about it.
> 
> And now I remember why the back of my mind was having this thought of wanting
> sysfs attribute in the first place.  The multiple jumps means that a lot more of the
> NVM has to be dumped to get that data, which slows down fwupd startup significantly.

IIRC currently fwupd does two reads of total 128 bytes from the active
NVM. Is that really slowing down fwupd startup significantly?

> However the kernel has this information handy already from thunderbolt init and can
> easily export an attribute which can then come from udev with no startup penalty.

Indeed kernel has this information but I'm bit hesitant to add new
attributes if that same information is already available to the
userspace rather easily. IMHO we can always add this to the driver later
as we learn new NVM formats that require more parsing from fwupd side
slowing it down considerably.

  reply index

Thread overview: 95+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-01 11:38 [RFC PATCH 00/22] thunderbolt: Add " Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 01/22] thunderbolt: Introduce tb_switch_is_icm() Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:10   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 12:46     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 13:36       ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-01 13:48         ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 13:50           ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-01 13:52             ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 02/22] thunderbolt: Log switch route string on config read/write timeout Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 03/22] thunderbolt: Log warning if adding switch fails Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:18   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 12:48     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 04/22] thunderbolt: Make tb_sw_write() take const parameter Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 05/22] thunderbolt: Add helper macros to iterate over switch ports Mika Westerberg
2019-10-02 14:17   ` Oliver Neukum
2019-10-02 14:28     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-06 12:15       ` Lukas Wunner
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 06/22] thunderbolt: Add support for lane bonding Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:38   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 12:53     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-02 14:21       ` Oliver Neukum
2019-10-02 14:30         ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-03  8:25           ` Oliver Neukum
2019-10-03  8:53             ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 07/22] thunderbolt: Add default linking between ports if not provided by DROM Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:39   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 13:14     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 08/22] thunderbolt: Add downstream PCIe port mappings for Alpine and Titan Ridge Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:40   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 13:27     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 09/22] thunderbolt: Convert basic adapter register names to follow the USB4 spec Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:41   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 13:28     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 10/22] thunderbolt: Convert PCIe adapter register names to use USB4 names Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:42   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 11/22] thunderbolt: Convert DP adapter register names to follow the USB4 spec Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:42   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 12/22] thunderbolt: Add Display Port CM handshake for Titan Ridge devices Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:44   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 13:30     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 13/22] thunderbolt: Add Display Port adapter pairing and resource management Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 14/22] thunderbolt: Add bandwidth management for Display Port tunnels Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 15/22] thunderbolt: Make tb_find_port() available to other files Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 16/22] thunderbolt: Call tb_eeprom_get_drom_offset() from tb_eeprom_read_n() Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 17/22] thunderbolt: Add initial support for USB4 Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:47   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 13:09     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 14:53       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 14:59         ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-01 15:13           ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 15:22           ` Greg KH
2019-10-01 15:32             ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 15:07         ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 15:19           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 15:26             ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 16:27           ` Oliver Neukum
2019-10-02  8:30             ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-02  8:39               ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-02  8:49                 ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 17:05   ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-01 18:14     ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-02  8:39       ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-02 15:09         ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-02 15:36           ` Yehezkel Bernat
2019-10-02 16:00             ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-03  8:00               ` Mika Westerberg [this message]
2019-10-03 14:41                 ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-04  7:54                   ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-04  8:07                     ` Yehezkel Bernat
2019-10-04  8:19                       ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-04 11:19                         ` Yehezkel Bernat
2019-10-04 14:05                           ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-04 14:19                             ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-04 14:21                             ` Mika Westerberg
     [not found]                               ` <1570201357.2.0@kellner.me>
2019-10-04 15:16                                 ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-04 15:22                                   ` Christian Kellner
2019-10-02  8:34     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-02 15:04       ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 18/22] thunderbolt: Make tb_switch_find_cap() available to other files Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 19/22] thunderbolt: Add support for Time Management Unit Mika Westerberg
2019-10-02 16:52   ` Mani, Rajmohan
2019-10-03  8:01     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 20/22] thunderbolt: Add support for USB tunnels Mika Westerberg
2019-10-03  8:42   ` Oliver Neukum
2019-10-03  8:52     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 21/22] thunderbolt: Update documentation with the USB4 information Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 14:17   ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-01 14:21     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 11:38 ` [RFC PATCH 22/22] thunderbolt: Do not start firmware unless asked by the user Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 14:43   ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-01 14:58     ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 16:53       ` Mario.Limonciello
2019-10-02  8:48         ` Mika Westerberg
2019-10-01 12:49 ` [RFC PATCH 00/22] thunderbolt: Add support for USB4 Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-01 13:42   ` Mika Westerberg

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