[PATCH 02/27] console: Unify console_simple.c and pbl/console.c

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Fri Jun 15 00:26:09 PDT 2018


On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 06:58:05AM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> Hi Andrey.
> 
> > +
> > +/**
> > + * __console_get_default - Return default output console
> > + *
> > + * Internal function used to determine which console to use for early
> > + * output. It has the following two use-cases:
> > + *
> > + *   1. PBL, where it falls back onto console_ll and whatever it is
> > + *      set up to (either putc_ll or custome callback set with
> > + *      pbl_set_putc())
> > + *
> > + *   2. CONSOLE_SIMPLE, where it falls back onto console_ll (which in
> > + *      this case always boils down to a putc_ll() call) until first
> > + *      (and only) console is registered via console_register().
> > + */
> > +struct console_device *__console_get_default(void)
> 
> If it is used as internal only then it should be static.
> (Have not read the the remaining patches)
> 
> > +{
> > +	/*
> > +	 * Doing on-demand initialization here as opposed to in the
> > +	 * definition of console_ll above has that advantage that on
> > +	 * some architecutres (e.g. AArch64) it allows us to avoid
> > +	 * additional relocation and makes it possible to use console
> > +	 * infrastructure before any relocation happens
> > +	 */
> > +	if (unlikely(!console_ll.putc))
> > +		console_ll.putc = __console_ll_putc;
> > +
> > +	if (IS_ENABLED(__PBL__) || !console)
> > +		return &console_ll;
> > +
> > +	return console;
> > +}
> > +
> > +/**
> > + * __console_set_putc - Early console initalization helper
> > + *
> > + * @cdev:	Console device to initialize
> > + * @putcf:	putc() implementation to be used for this console
> > + * @ctx:	Context to pass to putc()
> > + *
> > + * Internal function used to initialize early/trivial console devices
> > + * capable of only outputting a single character
> > + */
> > +void __console_set_putc(struct console_device *cdev,
> > +			putc_func_t putcf, void *ctx)
> Likewise, and so on for the reimaining __xxx functions.
> 
> 
> > +{
> > +	cdev->putc = (void *)putcf;
> > +	cdev->ctx = ctx;
> > +}
> > +
> > +/**
> > + * __cdev_putc - Internal .putc() callback dispatcher
> > + *
> > + * @cdev:	Console device to use
> > + * @c:		Character to print
> > + *
> > + * Internal .putc() callback dispatcher needed to correctly select
> > + * which context to pass.
> > + *
> > + * This is needed becuase when being used in PBL in conjunction with
> > + * pbl_set_putc(), .putc() callback is expecting to receive a void *
> > + * context that was registered earlier.
> > + *
> > + * In the "normal" world, however all of the .putc() callback are
> > + * written with expectation of receiving struct console_device * as a
> > + * first argument.
> > + *
> > + * Accomodation of both of those use-cases is the purpoese of this
> > + * function
> > + */
> > +void __cdev_putc(struct console_device *cdev, char c)
> > +{
> > +	void *ctx = cdev->ctx ? : cdev;
> Looks strange to me.
> What is ctx assigned in the "true" case?
> Maybe there is some subtle C rule that I have missed/forgot.
> Point is, if this is valid code it may also make other puzzeled.

It's a shortcut for a ? a : b and I like kind of like it. I'm also still
not there that I can read fluently over it, but I think it's worth
learning it.

What puzzles me here is that the putc callback is either passed a
context pointer or cdev itself if there is no context. I haven't read
the full patch yet, but that is one thing that I don't like.

Sascha

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