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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Pavel Skripkin <paskripkin@gmail.com>
Cc: "Fabio M. De Francesco" <fmdefrancesco@gmail.com>,
	Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>,
	Phillip Potter <phil@philpotter.co.uk>,
	linux-staging@lists.linux.dev, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/3] staging: r8188eu: remove _io_ops structure
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2021 16:08:20 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YTYg1PA94K2IPNWl@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <90459a0f-a32f-bf45-c790-19a03673d6fc@gmail.com>

On Mon, Sep 06, 2021 at 05:01:09PM +0300, Pavel Skripkin wrote:
> On 9/6/21 4:56 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 05, 2021 at 12:00:46AM +0200, Fabio M. De Francesco wrote:
> > > -void _rtw_read_mem(struct adapter *adapter, u32 addr, u32 cnt, u8 *pmem)
> > > -{
> > > -	void (*_read_mem)(struct intf_hdl *pintfhdl, u32 addr, u32 cnt, u8 *pmem);
> > > -	struct io_priv *pio_priv = &adapter->iopriv;
> > > -	struct	intf_hdl		*pintfhdl = &pio_priv->intf;
> > > -
> > > -
> > > -	if (adapter->bDriverStopped || adapter->bSurpriseRemoved)
> > > -	     return;
> > > -	_read_mem = pintfhdl->io_ops._read_mem;
> > > -	_read_mem(pintfhdl, addr, cnt, pmem);
> > > -
> > > -}
> > 
> > This is odd, in that it resolves down to usb_read_mem which does
> > nothing at all.
> > 
> > And then no one calls this at all either?
> > 
> 
> Yep, there is no caller of this function... Idk why this was added :)

PCI devices require a read after a write to ensure that the write has
completed.  Odds are this is left over from that.

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-06 14:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-04 22:00 [PATCH v3 0/3] staging: r8188eu: Shorten and simplify calls chain Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-04 22:00 ` [PATCH v3 1/3] staging: r8188eu: remove _io_ops structure Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-06 13:56   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-09-06 14:01     ` Pavel Skripkin
2021-09-06 14:08       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman [this message]
2021-09-06 17:19     ` Pavel Skripkin
2021-09-07  5:01       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-09-04 22:00 ` [PATCH v3 2/3] staging: r8188eu: Shorten calls chain of rtw_read8/16/32() Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-06 14:07   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-09-06 14:22     ` Pavel Skripkin
2021-09-09  7:53     ` Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-10 15:19     ` Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-10 19:05       ` Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-04 22:00 ` [PATCH v3 3/3] staging: r8188eu: Shorten calls chain of rtw_write8/16/32/N() Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-07 10:10   ` David Laight
2021-09-07 10:17     ` Pavel Skripkin
2021-09-09  8:11     ` Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-09  8:21       ` David Laight
2021-09-09  8:31         ` Fabio M. De Francesco

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