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Date:   Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:32:30 +0100
From:   Pierre Morel <pmorel@...ux.ibm.com>
To:     Cornelia Huck <cohuck@...hat.com>,
        Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@...ux.ibm.com>
Cc:     borntraeger@...ibm.com, alex.williamson@...hat.com,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-s390@...r.kernel.org,
        kvm@...r.kernel.org, frankja@...ux.ibm.com, pasic@...ux.ibm.com,
        david@...hat.com, schwidefsky@...ibm.com,
        heiko.carstens@...ibm.com, freude@...ux.ibm.com, mimu@...ux.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 4/9] s390: ap: tools to find a queue with a specific
 APQN

On 18/02/2019 13:21, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:13:21 -0500
> Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@...ux.ibm.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 2/14/19 8:51 AM, Pierre Morel wrote:
>>> We need to find the queue with a specific APQN during the
>>> handling of the interception of the PQAP/AQIC instruction.
>>>
>>> To handle the AP associated device reference count we keep
>>> track of it in the vfio_ap_queue until we put the device.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Pierre Morel <pmorel@...ux.ibm.com>
>>> ---
>>>    drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_ops.c     | 54 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>    drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_private.h |  1 +
>>>    2 files changed, 55 insertions(+)
> 
>>> +/**
>>> + * vfio_ap_get_queue: Retrieve a queue with a specific APQN
>>> + * @apqn: The queue APQN
>>> + *
>>> + * Retrieve a queue with a specific APQN from the list of the
>>> + * devices associated to the vfio_ap_driver.
>>> + *
>>> + * The vfio_ap_queue has been already associated with the device
>>> + * during the probe.
>>> + * Store the associated device for reference counting
>>> + *
>>> + * Returns the pointer to the associated vfio_ap_queue
>>> + */
>>> +static  __attribute__((unused))
>>> +	struct vfio_ap_queue *vfio_ap_get_queue(int apqn)
>>
>> I think you should change this signature for the reasons I stated
>> below:
>>
>> struct device *vfio_ap_get_queue_dev(int apqn)
>>
>>> +{
>>> +	struct device *dev;
>>> +	struct vfio_ap_queue *q;
>>> +
>>> +	dev = driver_find_device(&matrix_dev->vfio_ap_drv->driver, NULL, &apqn,
>>> +				 vfio_ap_check_apqn);
>>> +	if (!dev)
>>> +		return NULL;
>>> +	q = dev_get_drvdata(dev);
>>> +	q->dev = dev;
>>
>> Why store the device with the vfio_ap_queue object? Why not just return
>> the device. The caller can get the vfio_ap_queue from the device's
>> driver data. It seems the only reason for the 'dev' field is to
>> temporarily hold a ref to the device so it can be put later. Why not
>> just put the device.
> 
> Having looked at the remainder of the patches, I tend to agree that we
> don't really need the backlink; we walk the driver's list of devices in
> any case IIUC.
> 
> We *might* want a mechanism to grab the queue quickly (i.e. without
> walking the list) if there's anything performance sensitive in there;
> but from the patch descriptions, I don't think anything is done in a
> hot path, so it should be fine.
> 

OK you are right, I ll drop it


-- 
Pierre Morel
Linux/KVM/QEMU in Böblingen - Germany

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