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Date:   Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:50:16 +0800
From:   Yisheng Xie <>
To:     Greg KH <>
CC:     <>, <>,
        <>, <>, <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] devres: use MACRO instead of function for devm_ioremap

Hi Greg,

On 2017/12/19 18:52, Yisheng Xie wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> On 2017/12/19 16:46, Greg KH wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 05:23:33PM +0800, Yisheng Xie wrote:
>>> Default ioremap is ioremap_nocache, so devm_ioremap has the same function
>>> with devm_ioremap_nocache, which may just be killed. However, there are
>>> many places which use devm_ioremap_nocache, while many use devm_ioremap.
>>> This patch is to use MACRO for devm_ioremap, which will reduce the size of
>>> devres.o from 206824 Bytes to 203768 Bytes.
>> Ok, the idea is good, but why not just get rid of the callers of
>> devm_ioremap_nocache() instead and have them call devm_ioremap() if they
>> really are the same thing?  No need to keep a macro around for the
>> duplicate thing, just delete the one and things are much better.
> Yeah, I thought someone may still want to use devm_ioremap_nocache().
> I will take your suggestion in next version and kill devm_ioremap_nocache().

I am trying to kill devm_ioremap_nocache() as your suggestion, however, if
put it as a single patch it will be a patch really big (the patch file may
have more than 1k lines), for many places will use devm_ioremap_nocache().
But it also makes me fell uncomfortable to separate it to so many litter
patchs for a litter optimize. :)

So I put the v3 patch in the attachment, please let me know if I should
separate it to litter patchs :)

Yisheng Xie

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