[RFC,00/50] staging: vchiq: Getting rid of the vchi/vchiq split
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Nicolas Saenz Julienne May 27, 2020, 11:53 a.m. UTC
vchi acts as a mid layer between vchiq and its kernel services, while
arguably providing little to no benefit: half of the functions exposed
are a 1:1 copy of vchiq's, and the rest provide some functionality which
can be easly integrated into vchiq without all the churn. Moreover it
has been found in the past as a blockage to further fixes in vchiq as
every change needed its vchi counterpart, if even possible.

Hence this series, which merges all vchi functionality into vchiq and
provies a simpler and more concise API to services.

I'm aware that kernel's vchi API tries to mimic its userspace
counterpart (or vice versa). Obviously this breaks the parity, but I
don't think it's a sane goal to have. There is little sense or gain from
it, and adds impossible constraints to upstreaming the driver.

Overall the series falls short of removing 1500 lines of code, which is
pretty neat on itself.

So far it has been tested trough bcm2835-camera, audio and vchiq-test. I
can't do much about vc-sm-cma for now, but the changes are done in a way
that shouldn't affect its behaviour.

Note that the series builds up on RPi/Laurent's camera support series[1]
and can't yet be merged. We'd have to coordinate here. We could either
wait for the vc_sm_cma rework (if it's not going to take months and
months to finish), or factor out all the vc-sm-cma stuff, merge that into
the downstream kernel and take the rest of the series on top of
Laurent's mmal-vchiq changes.

Regards,
Nicolas

[1] https://lwn.net/ml/linux-media/20200504092611.9798-1-laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com/

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Nicolas Saenz Julienne (50):
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchi_service_destroy()
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchi_queue_user_message()
  staging: vchiq: Move copy callback handling into vchiq
  staging: vchi: Merge vchi_msg_queue() into vchi_queue_kernel_message()
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchi_service_set_option()
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchiq_status_to_vchi()
  staging: vchi: Get rid of not implemented function declarations
  staging: vchi: Get rid of C++ guards
  staging: vchiq: move vchiq_release_message() into vchiq
  staging: vchiq: Get rid of VCHIQ_SERVICE_OPENEND callback reason
  staging: vchi: Get rid of all useless callback reasons
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchi_msg_peek()
  staging: vchi: Get rid of struct vchi_instance_handle
  staging: vchi: Unify struct shim_service and struct
    vchi_service_handle
  staging: vc04_services: bcm2835-audio: Use vchi_msg_hold()
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchi_msg_dequeue()
  staging: vchi_common: Get rid of all unused definitions
  staging: vc04_services: vc-sm-cma: Get rid of the multiple connections
    option
  staging: vchi: Get rid of unnecessary defines
  staging: vc04_services: Get rid of vchi_cfg.h
  staging: vchi: Get rid of flags argument in vchi_msg_hold()
  staging: vchi: Use enum vchiq_bulk_mode instead of vchi's transmission
    flags
  staging: vchi: Use vchiq's enum vchiq_reason
  staging: vchi: Get rid of effect less expression
  staging: vchiq: Introduce vchiq_validate_params()
  staging: vchiq: Move message queue into struct vchiq_service
  staging: vchiq: Get rid of vchiq_util.h
  staging: vchi: Expose struct vchi_service
  staging: vchiq: Export vchiq_get_service_userdata()
  staging: vchiq: Export vchiq_msg_queue_push
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchiq_shim's message callback
  staging: vchiq: Don't use a typedef for vchiq_callback
  staging: vchi: Use struct vchiq_service_params
  staging: vchi: Get rid of struct vchi_service
  staging: vchiq: Pass vchiq's message when holding a message
  staging: vchi: Rework vchi_msg_hold() to match vchiq_msg_hold()
  staging: vchiq: Unify fourcc definition mechanisms
  staging: vchi: Get rid of struct vchiq_instance forward declaration
  staging: vchi: Don't include vchiq_core.h
  staging: vchiq: Get rid of unnecessary definitions in vchiq_if.h
  staging: vchiq: Make vchiq_add_service() local
  staging: vchiq: Move definitions only used by core into core header
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchi_bulk_queue_receive()
  staging: vchi: Get rid of vchi_bulk_queue_transmit()
  staging: vchi: Move vchi_queue_kernel_message() into vchiq
  staging: vchiq: Get rid of vchi
  staging: vchiq: Move conditional barrier definition into vchiq_core.h
  staging: vchiq: Use vchiq.h as the main header file for services
  staging: vchiq: Move defines into core header
  staging: vchiq: Move vchiq.h into include directory

 drivers/staging/vc04_services/Makefile        |   4 +-
 .../vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/Makefile      |   2 +-
 .../bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-vchiq.c             | 100 ++-
 .../vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835.h     |   4 +-
 .../bcm2835-audio/vc_vchi_audioserv_defs.h    |   5 +-
 .../linux/raspberrypi/vchiq.h}                |  71 +-
 .../vc04_services/interface/{vchi => }/TODO   |   0
 .../vc04_services/interface/vchi/vchi.h       | 240 ------
 .../vc04_services/interface/vchi/vchi_cfg.h   | 238 ------
 .../interface/vchi/vchi_common.h              | 138 ----
 .../vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq.h |  21 -
 .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_2835_arm.c      |   1 +
 .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_arm.c           |  86 +-
 .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_core.c          | 110 ++-
 .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_core.h          |  53 +-
 .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_ioctl.h         |   2 +-
 .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_shim.c          | 751 ------------------
 .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_util.c          |  85 --
 .../interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_util.h          |  50 --
 .../staging/vc04_services/vc-sm-cma/Makefile  |   1 -
 .../staging/vc04_services/vc-sm-cma/vc_sm.c   |  10 +-
 .../vc04_services/vc-sm-cma/vc_sm_cma_vchi.c  | 108 ++-
 .../vc04_services/vc-sm-cma/vc_sm_cma_vchi.h  |   5 +-
 .../vc04_services/vc-sm-cma/vc_sm_defs.h      |   3 -
 .../staging/vc04_services/vchiq-mmal/Makefile |   1 +
 .../vc04_services/vchiq-mmal/mmal-msg.h       |   1 -
 .../vc04_services/vchiq-mmal/mmal-vchiq.c     | 177 ++---
 27 files changed, 419 insertions(+), 1848 deletions(-)
 rename drivers/staging/vc04_services/{interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_if.h => include/linux/raspberrypi/vchiq.h} (55%)
 rename drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/{vchi => }/TODO (100%)
 delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchi/vchi.h
 delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchi/vchi_cfg.h
 delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchi/vchi_common.h
 delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq.h
 delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_shim.c
 delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_util.c
 delete mode 100644 drivers/staging/vc04_services/interface/vchiq_arm/vchiq_util.h

Comments

Greg Kroah-Hartman May 27, 2020, 12:08 p.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 01:53:05PM +0200, Nicolas Saenz Julienne wrote:
> vchi acts as a mid layer between vchiq and its kernel services, while
> arguably providing little to no benefit: half of the functions exposed
> are a 1:1 copy of vchiq's, and the rest provide some functionality which
> can be easly integrated into vchiq without all the churn. Moreover it
> has been found in the past as a blockage to further fixes in vchiq as
> every change needed its vchi counterpart, if even possible.
> 
> Hence this series, which merges all vchi functionality into vchiq and
> provies a simpler and more concise API to services.
> 
> I'm aware that kernel's vchi API tries to mimic its userspace
> counterpart (or vice versa). Obviously this breaks the parity, but I
> don't think it's a sane goal to have. There is little sense or gain from
> it, and adds impossible constraints to upstreaming the driver.
> 
> Overall the series falls short of removing 1500 lines of code, which is
> pretty neat on itself.
> 
> So far it has been tested trough bcm2835-camera, audio and vchiq-test. I
> can't do much about vc-sm-cma for now, but the changes are done in a way
> that shouldn't affect its behaviour.
> 
> Note that the series builds up on RPi/Laurent's camera support series[1]
> and can't yet be merged. We'd have to coordinate here. We could either
> wait for the vc_sm_cma rework (if it's not going to take months and
> months to finish), or factor out all the vc-sm-cma stuff, merge that into
> the downstream kernel and take the rest of the series on top of
> Laurent's mmal-vchiq changes.

These look great, but due to the dependancy, I can't take them all.

But I can take the first 10, so I did that, they are now queued up,
thanks!

greg k-h