[PATCH] mtd: mtdraw: drop ioctl callback for mtdraw device

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Wed Dec 4 11:32:51 EST 2013

On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 11:04:45PM +0100, Robert Jarzmik wrote:
> Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at pengutronix.de> writes:
> > Do not call mtd_ioctl for mtdraw devices. mtd_ioctl will derefence
> > the priv pointer to a struct mtd_info whereas with mtdraw devices it will be
> > a struct mtdraw pointer. We do not need ioctls for mtdraw devices, so drop
> > it instead of fixing it.
> Very true for the fix.
> As to whether we need ioctls for raw mtd devices, we're loosing bad block
> operations and memgetinfo.
> Unfortunately that's a flaw with my split of core.c/mtdraw.c. The complete fix
> would be to have mtd_ioctl split into :
>  - mtd_ioctl : would call 
>               _mtd_ioctl(struct mtd_info *info, int request, void *buf)
>  - _mtd_ioctl : current code of ioctl handling
> And add :
>  - mtdraw_ioctl: would call _mtd_ioctl()
> For the time being your patch is perfectly fine. Do you want me to add the split
> + mtdraw_ioctl() ? That's not a too big amount of work.

For MEMGETINFO we can directly call into _mtd_ioctl(), but for
MEM[SG]ETBADBLOCK the offsets would have to be corrected first. Is this
worth the effort? Otherwise we could do something like:

int mtdraw_ioctl(struct cdev *cdev, int request, void *buf)
	struct mtd_info *mtd = to_mtd(cdev);

	switch (request) {
		return mtd_memgetinfo(mtd, buf);
		return -EINVAL;


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