Re: [RFC PATCH] x86: Moving probe_roms_32 to probe_roms

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Feb 24 2011 - 20:51:23 EST

On 02/24/2011 05:27 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> From: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Moving the probe_roms_32 code to probe_roms and make available for all x86. The
>> end result adapter roms data structure is made available read-only to drivers.
>> The Intel isci SAS driver needs to scan the OROM memory in order to pull OEM
>> parameters from the OROM.
>> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@xxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> We could just export adapter_rom_resources directly and be done with it, but
>> it seemed reasonable to have a compile time catch for drivers that try to
>> modify the resources, and that drivers should not assume the number of
>> available adapter roms.
> Ping? The "RFC" was probably not needed, just wanted clarification if
> the interface for modules to retrieve the adapter rom data was in good
> taste.

Rather than exporting the array -- which is functionally what you're
doing -- I would prefer if the actual probing code can be generalized
and put into probe_roms.c. Extra bonus if it can be unified with the
existing probing code.

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