Re: [PATCH v4 2/4] mtd: nand: gpmi: add gpmi_move_bits function
From: Brian Norris
Date: Thu Nov 20 2014 - 13:14:42 EST
On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:42:53AM +0100, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:22:09 -0800 Brian Norris <computersforpeace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:46:15AM +0200, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> > > Add a new function to move bits (not bytes) from a memory region to
> > > another one.
> > > This function is similar to memmove except it acts at bit level.
> > > This function is needed to implement GPMI raw access functions, given the
> > > fact that ECC engine does not pad ECC bits to the next byte boundary.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Boris Brezillon <boris.brezillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-lib.c | 129 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > > drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-nand.h | 4 +
> > > 2 files changed, 133 insertions(+)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-lib.c b/drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-lib.c
> > > index 87e658c..5d4f140 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-lib.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/mtd/nand/gpmi-nand/gpmi-lib.c
> > > @@ -1353,3 +1353,132 @@ int gpmi_read_page(struct gpmi_nand_data *this,
> > > set_dma_type(this, DMA_FOR_READ_ECC_PAGE);
> > > return start_dma_with_bch_irq(this, desc);
> > > }
> > > +
> > > +void gpmi_move_bits(u8 *dst, size_t dst_bit_off,
> > > + const u8 *src, size_t src_bit_off,
> > > + size_t nbits)
> > Two things:
> > 1) Yikes! This function is a little hairy.
> Yes I know, and if you see a much simpler algorithm to do that, I'm
> really interested :-).
No ideas at the moment :)
> > 2) This function really deserves a full comment header (kerneldoc?); it
> > needs to have clearly-documented high-level semantics.
> I'll add a kernel doc header.
> > I'm not sure how to address #1, as the complexity is necessary. Did you
> > run this through some unit tests, at least?
> No, but I did test it with several ECC configs.
> Anyway, if I develop such unit tests, do you want me to put them in the
> driver code (under an #ifdef section) ?
I dunno, that seems like it might just clutter the file more, and I'm
not sure if anyone is likely to run them. I was mostly curious how you've
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