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Date:   Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:52:06 +0200
From:   Daniel Wagner <wagi@...om.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Ming Lei <ming.lei@...onical.com>,
        "Luis R . Rodriguez" <mcgrof@...nel.org>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        "Srivatsa S . Bhat" <srivatsa.bhat@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        "Rafael J . Wysocki" <rjw@...k.pl>,
        Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@...el.com>,
        Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.com>,
        Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@...aro.org>,
        Arend van Spriel <arend.vanspriel@...adcom.com>,
        Daniel Wagner <daniel.wagner@...-carit.de>
Subject: [PATCH v6 0/6] firmware: encapsulate firmware loading status

From: Daniel Wagner <daniel.wagner@...-carit.de>

Hi,

Here is a updated version with the input from Luis.

The firmware user helper code tracks the current state of the loading
process via an member of struct firmware_buf and a completion. Let's
encapsulate this simple state machine into struct fw_status. The aim is
to increase readability and reduce the usage of the fw_lock.

I tested this series with fw_userhelper.sh and fw_filesystem.sh under
kvm and also let it run on real hardware. You can get the series as git tree:

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/wagi/linux.git/log/?h=firmware_async-9

cheers,
daniel


This series depends on Luis' "firmware: add SmPL grammar to avoid issues"
series:

http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=147320896231418&w=2

changes since v5:
  - add enum name (enum fw_status)
  - renamed function prefix and structure fw_umh to fw_state (avoid to
    clash with enum fw_status)
  - add back patch 1 from v3
  - move unused functions for direct firmeware loading into UMH section

changes since v4:
  - replaced "firmware: Move umh locking code into fw_load_from_user_helper()"
    with "firmware: document user mode helper lock usage"
  - changed prefix fw_status_ to fw_umh_
  - fixed a couple of bux pointed out by Ming
  - changed type of fw_umh::status to u8 and updated commit message to
    point out that all states are exclusive

changes since v3:
  - added 'firmware: Move umh locking code into
    fw_load_from_user_helper()'
  - dropped loading_tiemout and firmware_loading_time() for
    !CONFG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER
  - rebased on Luis patches

changes since v2:
  - more splitting out
    - first patch factors out all the bit ops into fw_status
    - second patch gets rid of the bit ops
    - third get rid of fw_lock by using swait

changes since v1:
  - moved swait change into its own patch
  - added ifdef section for FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER_FALLBACK
  - updated commit message highlighting the mutex usage drop a bit

Daniel Wagner (6):
  firmware: move umh locking code into fw_load_from_user_helper()
  firmware: encapsulate firmware loading status
  firmware: rename fw_load_from_user_helper() and
    _request_firmware_load()
  firmware: drop bit ops in favor of simple state machine
  firmware: do not use fw_lock for fw_state protection
  firmware: move fw_state_is_{aborted|done}() into UHM section

 drivers/base/firmware_class.c | 226 ++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
 1 file changed, 131 insertions(+), 95 deletions(-)

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2.7.4

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