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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Saravana Kannan <saravanak@google.com>
Cc: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>,
	Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>,
	Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>,
	Jisheng Zhang <Jisheng.Zhang@synaptics.com>,
	Kever Yang <kever.yang@rock-chips.com>,
	kernel-team@android.com, linux-gpio@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5] gpiolib: Bind gpio_device to a driver to enable fw_devlink=on by default
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:22:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YBF3MVttE1aTfx7o@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210122193600.1415639-1-saravanak@google.com>

On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 11:35:59AM -0800, Saravana Kannan wrote:
> There are multiple instances of GPIO device tree nodes of the form:
> 
> foo {
> 	compatible = "acme,foo";
> 	...
> 
> 	gpio0: gpio0@xxxxxxxx {
> 		compatible = "acme,bar";
> 		...
> 		gpio-controller;
> 	};
> 
> 	gpio1: gpio1@xxxxxxxx {
> 		compatible = "acme,bar";
> 		...
> 		gpio-controller;
> 	};
> 
> 	...
> }
> 
> bazz {
> 	my-gpios = <&gpio0 ...>;
> }
> 
> Case 1: The driver for "foo" populates struct device for these gpio*
> nodes and then probes them using a driver that binds with "acme,bar".
> This driver for "acme,bar" then registers the gpio* nodes with gpiolib.
> This lines up with how DT nodes with the "compatible" property are
> typically converted to struct devices and then registered with driver
> core to probe them. This also allows the gpio* devices to hook into all
> the driver core capabilities like runtime PM, probe deferral,
> suspend/resume ordering, device links, etc.
> 
> Case 2: The driver for "foo" doesn't populate struct devices for these
> gpio* nodes before registering them with gpiolib. Instead it just loops
> through its child nodes and directly registers the gpio* nodes with
> gpiolib.
> 
> Drivers that follow case 2 cause problems with fw_devlink=on. This is
> because fw_devlink will prevent bazz from probing until there's a struct
> device that has gpio0 as its fwnode (because bazz lists gpio0 as a GPIO
> supplier). Once the struct device is available, fw_devlink will create a
> device link with gpio0 device as the supplier and bazz device as the
> consumer. After this point, since the gpio0 device will never bind to a
> driver, the device link will prevent bazz device from ever probing.
> 
> Finding and refactoring all the instances of drivers that follow case 2
> will cause a lot of code churn and it is not something that can be done
> in one shot. In some instances it might not even be possible to refactor
> them cleanly. Examples of such instances are [1] [2].
> 
> This patch works around this problem and avoids all the code churn by
> simply setting the fwnode of the gpio_device and creating a stub driver
> to bind to the gpio_device. This allows all the consumers to continue
> probing when the driver follows case 2.
> 
> [1] - https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20201014191235.7f71fcb4@xhacker.debian/
> [2] - https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/e28e1f38d87c12a3c714a6573beba6e1@kernel.org/
> Cc: Marc Zyngier <maz@kernel.org>
> Cc: Jisheng Zhang <Jisheng.Zhang@synaptics.com>
> Cc: Kever Yang <kever.yang@rock-chips.com>
> Fixes: e590474768f1 ("driver core: Set fw_devlink=on by default")

As this commit is in my driver-core git tree, can I just take this in
the same tree?  Can I get an ack from the maintainer for this?

thanks,

greg k-h

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-01-27 14:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-22 19:35 [PATCH v5] gpiolib: Bind gpio_device to a driver to enable fw_devlink=on by default Saravana Kannan
2021-01-23 22:52 ` Linus Walleij
2021-01-24  2:53   ` Saravana Kannan
2021-01-24 22:48     ` Linus Walleij
2021-01-26  8:14       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
     [not found] ` <CAHp75VfKiuVd7JO-0nwCuvy7tgPZScOpKX8Q4+oT+JSBR+d=ew@mail.gmail.com>
2021-01-26 18:16   ` [PATCH v2] " Saravana Kannan
2021-01-26 18:32     ` Andy Shevchenko
2021-01-27 14:22 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman [this message]
2021-01-27 14:31   ` [PATCH v5] " Bartosz Golaszewski
2021-01-27 15:04     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-01-30 17:39 ` Dmitry Osipenko
2021-01-31 21:28   ` Saravana Kannan
2021-02-01 16:49     ` Dmitry Osipenko
2021-02-01 20:15       ` Saravana Kannan
2021-02-01 21:15         ` Dmitry Osipenko

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