Re: [PATCH] drivers/of: Add devm_of_iomap()

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue Jun 12 2018 - 06:29:07 EST

On Tue, 2018-06-12 at 11:35 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 3:01 AM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> <benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > There are still quite a few cases where a device might want to get to a
> > different node of the device-tree, obtain the resources and map them.
> >
> > Drivers doing that currently open code the whole thing, which is error
> > proe.
> prone
> >
> > We have of_iomap() and of_io_request_and_map() but they both have shortcomings,
> > such as not returning the size of the resource found (which can be necessary)
> > and not being "managed".
> >
> > This adds a devm_of_iomap() that provides all of these and should probably
> > replace uses of the above in most drivers.
> It feels like a wrong approach.
> Can OF graph help here? Would it be better approach?

I don't quite understand what your objection is nor what "OF graph"

This is a direct replacement for the open coded equivalent that a
number of drivers do, almost always without using devm_* or forgetting
to request the resources etc... Ie, a less bug-prone tool in the

So there's a real use case here.

In fact a driver I'm going to submit soon uses it, which is why I wrote
it in the first place, rather than adding yet another open-coded case.

And to reply to the inevitable next reaction, NO this is not a case for
creating yet another 237 layers of abstractions. Sometimes, a driver
needs to directly access (no regmap overhead please) some regions
represented by a specific DT node (it could be a child of the device
for example representing a portion of its register space, or it could
be a separate piece of HW that needs to be used by the device but
doesn't fit in any abstract model and shouldn't).