Re: [PATCH 2/5] nvmem: mtk-efuse: use stack for nvmem_config instead of malloc'ing it
From: Masahiro Yamada
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 - 22:10:52 EST
2017-09-21 1:32 GMT+09:00 Sean Wang <sean.wang@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi, Masahiro
> For maintainability, I felt it's better if we use the same way to
> register nvmem as that most drivers does under nvmem usually using
> static structure. Otherwise, they should also be changed to use the
> one-time data in stack to avoid extra bytes to keep them.
Srinivas and I discussed the best practice for allocating nvmem_config.
>From the discussion, static structure is possible only when
the system has one instance of the device.
If you know this is the case for mediatek,
yes, you can turn it into static,
but it is not always possible.
For example, Socionext SoCs have
two banks of efuse devices.
So, if we want to align the coding style for consistency,
nvmem in stack is safe and efficient, I think.
Moving one-time data into stack slightly
reduces the kernel image size.