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Date:   Mon, 6 May 2019 21:24:17 -0500
From:   Pierre-Louis Bossart <>
To:     Greg KH <>
        Sanyog Kale <>
Subject: Re: [alsa-devel] [RFC PATCH 1/7] soundwire: Add sysfs support for

>> +int sdw_sysfs_bus_init(struct sdw_bus *bus)
>> +{
>> +	struct sdw_master_sysfs *master;
>> +	int err;
>> +
>> +	if (bus->sysfs) {
>> +		dev_err(bus->dev, "SDW sysfs is already initialized\n");
>> +		return -EIO;
>> +	}
>> +
>> +	master = kzalloc(sizeof(*master), GFP_KERNEL);
>> +	if (!master)
>> +		return -ENOMEM;
> Why are you creating a whole new device to put all of this under?  Is
> this needed?  What will the sysfs tree look like when you do this?  Why
> can't the "bus" device just get all of these attributes and no second
> device be created?

I tried a quick hack and indeed we could simplify the code with 
something as simple as:

[attributes omitted]

static const struct attribute_group sdw_master_node_group = {
	.attrs = master_node_attrs,
	.name = "mipi-disco"

int sdw_sysfs_bus_init(struct sdw_bus *bus)
	return sysfs_create_group(&bus->dev->kobj, &sdw_master_node_group);

void sdw_sysfs_bus_exit(struct sdw_bus *bus)
	sysfs_remove_group(&bus->dev->kobj, &sdw_master_node_group);	

which gives me a simpler structure and doesn't require additional 

/sys/bus/acpi/devices/PRP00001:00/int-sdw.0/mipi-disco# ls
/sys/bus/acpi/devices/PRP00001:00/int-sdw.0/mipi-disco# more clock_gears

The issue I have is that for the _show() functions, I don't see a way to 
go from the device argument to bus. In the example above I forced the 
output but would need a helper.

static ssize_t clock_gears_show(struct device *dev,
				struct device_attribute *attr, char *buf)
	struct sdw_bus *bus; // this is what I need to find from dev
	ssize_t size = 0;
	int i;

	return sprintf(buf, "%d \n", 8086);

my brain is starting to fry, but I don't see how container_of() would 
work here since the bus structure contains a pointer to the device. I 
don't also see a way to check for all devices for the bus_type soundwire.
For the slaves we do have a macro based on container_of(), so wondering 
if we made a mistake in the bus definition? Vinod, any thoughts?

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