[PATCH 2/3] msm: iommu: Generalize platform data for multiple targets

David Brown davidb at codeaurora.org
Fri Feb 11 16:03:28 EST 2011

On Fri, Feb 11 2011, Steve Muckle wrote:

> On 02/11/11 12:42, Daniel Walker wrote:
>>>  static struct resource msm_iommu_jpegd_resources[] = {
>>>  	{
>>> -		.start = MSM_IOMMU_JPEGD_PHYS,
>>> +		.start = 0x07300000,
>>> +		.end   = 0x07300000 + SZ_1M - 1,
>> Looks worse .. Just put the macros into a static header file for both.
> Why bother defining macros for these if they only appear here? I don't
> think that adds any value or readability - these addresses are clearly
> the physical area for the msm_iommu_jpegd. It just makes it more
> annoying to have to look up the values in a separate file if you are
> wondering what they are.

I want to chime in with a second on this.  Defining names for constants
serves several purposes:

  - It gives meaning to the constants.

  - It allows the definition to be centralized if the value is used in
    one place.

If the constants are initializers in a table, it satisfies both of these
reasons.  Adding #defines for these constants does nothing other than
cause an extra indirection that the reader of the code has to make.

If they were used in more than one place, we could justify the
definition, but in this case, the definition just obscures the code


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