[PATCH v3 1/7] ARM: l2c: Refactor the driver to use commit-like interface

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Sat Aug 2 15:09:40 PDT 2014

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 06:38:56PM +0200, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> Certain implementations of secure hypervisors (namely the one found on
> Samsung Exynos-based boards) do not provide access to individual L2C
> registers. This makes the .write_sec()-based interface insufficient and
> provoking ugly hacks.
> This patch is first step to make the driver not rely on availability of
> writes to individual registers. This is achieved by refactoring the
> driver to use a commit-like operation scheme: all register values are
> prepared first and stored in an instance of l2x0_regs struct and then a
> single callback is responsible to flush those values to the hardware.

This isn't going to work very well...

> +static const struct l2c_init_data *l2x0_data;

So you keep a pointer to the init data...

> +static void l2c_resume(void)
> +{
> +	l2x0_data->enable(l2x0_base, l2x0_saved_regs.aux_ctrl,
> +				l2x0_data->num_lock);

which you dereference at resume time...

>  static const struct l2c_init_data l2c210_data __initconst = {

but the structures which get assigned to the pointer are marked __initconst.

That's not going to work very well.

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