Re: [PATCH v8 00/25] Re-use nvram module

From: Finn Thain
Date: Mon Dec 31 2018 - 17:54:28 EST

On Sun, 30 Dec 2018, I wrote:

> The rationale for the ops struct was that it offers introspection.
> [...] those platforms which need checksum validation always set
> byte-at-a-time methods to NULL.
> [...] The NULL methods in the ops struct allow the nvram.c misc device
> to avoid inefficient byte-at-a-time accessors where possible, just as
> arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c presently does.

Hopefully my message makes more sense with the tangential irrelevancies
removed. I will document these considerations in nvram.h for the next