Re: [PATCH v2] ims-pcu: Add commands supported by the new version ofthe FW
From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Sat Jan 04 2014 - 00:41:41 EST
On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 09:03:11PM -0800, Andrey Smirnov wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 8:44 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
> <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 08:24:17PM -0800, Andrey Smirnov wrote:
> >> On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
> >> <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > Hi Andrey,
> >> >
> >> > On Wed, Jan 01, 2014 at 04:47:01PM -0800, Andrey Smirnov wrote:
> >> >> New version of the PCU firmware supports two new commands:
> >> >> - IMS_PCU_CMD_OFN_SET_CONFIG which allows to write data to the
> >> >> registers of one finger navigation(OFN) chip present on the device
> >> >> - IMS_PCU_CMD_OFN_GET_CONFIG which allows to read data form the
> >> >> registers of said chip.
> >> >>
> >> >> This commit adds two helper functions to use those commands and sysfs
> >> >> attributes to use them. It also exposes some OFN configuration
> >> >> parameters via sysfs.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you for making the changes. I do not still quite like the games we
> >> > play with the OFN attributes, how about the patch below (on top of
> >> > yours)?
> >> >
> >> Yeah, I agree I like it the "two separate sysfs groups" group approach
> >> better. The only small nitpick about your patch is that I think we
> >> should use "get_unaligned_le16" instead of "le16_to_cpup"(In case
> >> anyone decides to run the driver on SuperH or C6x DSPs from TI :-)).
> >> Let me test it and if everything works as expected I'll apply you
> >> patch, convert it to "get_unaligned_le16", squash and send v3 of the
> >> patch.
> > Why do we need get_unaligned_le16()? As far as I can see pcu->cmd_buf is
> > aligned and therefore pcu->cmd_buf is also aligned on word boundary.
> * The "pcu" structure is allocated with kmalloc which doesn't give any
> guarantees about address alignment.
> * I am not sure if the cmd_buf field in that structure is aligned, and
> even if it is, any future changes to that structure may shift its
> * Also even if the data we are interested in is aligned on 2-byte
> border, I think all those architectures require 4-byte border
As far as I know word access only requires word alignment. Please see
the other patch I just posted that adds alignment check in balcklight
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