Re: [PATCH v3 4/6] soc: apple: Add SART driver

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Apr 26 2022 - 16:56:01 EST

On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 10:15 PM Sven Peter <sven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The NVMe co-processor on the Apple M1 uses a DMA address filter called
> SART for some DMA transactions. This adds a simple driver used to
> configure the memory regions from which DMA transactions are allowed.
> Unlike a real IOMMU, SART does not support any pagetables and can't be
> implemented inside the IOMMU subsystem using iommu_ops.
> It also can't be implemented using dma_map_ops since not all DMA
> transactions of the NVMe controller are filtered by SART.
> Instead, most buffers have to be registered using the integrated NVMe
> IOMMU and we can't have two separate dma_map_ops implementations for a
> single device.
> Co-developed-by: Hector Martin <marcan@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Hector Martin <marcan@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Sven Peter <sven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

One more detail I noticed:

> +
> +struct apple_sart;
> +
> +/*
> + * Get a reference to the SART attached to dev.
> + *
> + * Looks for the phandle reference in apple,sart and returns a pointer
> + * to the corresponding apple_sart struct to be used with
> + * apple_sart_add_allowed_region and apple_sart_remove_allowed_region.
> + */
> +struct apple_sart *devm_apple_sart_get(struct device *dev);
> +

In general, I don't like to hide declarations in a header behind an #if. Unless
there is a good reason for doing this, just make the declaration unconditional,
which avoids recompiling when the symbol changes.

The only other effect is that you get a link-time error instead of a
error if you messed up the Kconfig dependencies, but as long as the dependencies
are correct it will be fine either way.