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Date:   Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:32:59 +0300
From:   Andrew Gabbasov <andrew_gabbasov@...tor.com>
To:     'Sergei Shtylyov' <sergei.shtylyov@...il.com>
CC:     <linux-renesas-soc@...r.kernel.org>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, <geert+renesas@...der.be>,
        Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...ia.fr>,
        "Behme, Dirk - Bosch" <dirk.behme@...bosch.com>,
        Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@...adit-jv.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH net] ravb: Fix bit fields checking in ravb_hwtstamp_get()

Hello Sergei,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sergei Shtylyov [mailto:sergei.shtylyov@...il.com]
> Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:49 PM
> To: Gabbasov, Andrew <Andrew_Gabbasov@...tor.com>
> Cc: linux-renesas-soc@...r.kernel.org; netdev@...r.kernel.org; linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org; David S. Miller
> <davem@...emloft.net>; geert+renesas@...der.be; Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...ia.fr>; Behme, Dirk - Bosch
> <dirk.behme@...bosch.com>; Eugeniu Rosca <erosca@...adit-jv.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH net] ravb: Fix bit fields checking in ravb_hwtstamp_get()
> 
> Hello!
> 
> On 10/1/20 10:13 AM, Andrew Gabbasov wrote:
> 
>    The patch was set to the "Changes Requested" state -- most probably because of this
> mail. Though unintentionally, it served to throttle actions on this patch. I did only
> remember about this patch yesterday... :-)
> 
> [...]
> >> In the function ravb_hwtstamp_get() in ravb_main.c with the existing
> > values
> >> for RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE_V2_L2_EVENT (0x2) and RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE_ALL
> >> (0x6)
> >>
> >> if (priv->tstamp_rx_ctrl & RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE_V2_L2_EVENT)
> >> 	config.rx_filter = HWTSTAMP_FILTER_PTP_V2_L2_EVENT;
> >> else if (priv->tstamp_rx_ctrl & RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE_ALL)
> >> 	config.rx_filter = HWTSTAMP_FILTER_ALL;
> >>
> >> if the test on RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE_ALL should be true, it will never be
> >> reached.
> >>
> >> This issue can be verified with 'hwtstamp_config' testing program
> >> (tools/testing/selftests/net/hwtstamp_config.c). Setting filter type to
> > ALL
> >> and subsequent retrieving it gives incorrect value:
> >>
> >> $ hwtstamp_config eth0 OFF ALL
> >> flags = 0
> >> tx_type = OFF
> >> rx_filter = ALL
> >> $ hwtstamp_config eth0
> >> flags = 0
> >> tx_type = OFF
> >> rx_filter = PTP_V2_L2_EVENT
> >>
> >> Correct this by converting if-else's to switch.
> >
> > Earlier you proposed to fix this issue by changing the value
> > of RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE_ALL constant to 0x4.
> > Unfortunately, simple changing of the constant value will not
> > be enough, since the code in ravb_rx() (actually determining
> > if timestamp is needed)
> >
> > u32 get_ts = priv->tstamp_rx_ctrl & RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE;
> > [...]
> > get_ts &= (q == RAVB_NC) ?
> >                 RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE_V2_L2_EVENT :
> >                 ~RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE_V2_L2_EVENT;
> >
> > will work incorrectly and will need to be fixed too, making this
> > piece of code more complicated.
> >
> > So, it's probably easier and safer to keep the constant value and
> > the code in ravb_rx() intact, and just fix the get ioctl code,
> > where the issue is actually located.
> 
>    We have one more issue with the current driver: bit 2 of priv->tstamp_rx_ctrl
> can only be set as a part of the ALL mask, not individually. I'm now thinking we
> should set RAVB_RXTSTAMP_TYPE[_ALL] to 2 (and probably just drop the ALL mask)...

[skipped]

>    Yeah, that's better. But do we really need am anonymous bit 2 that can't be
> toggled other than via passing the ALL mask?

The driver supports setting timestamps either for all packets or for some
particular kind of packets (events). Bit 1 in internal mask corresponds
to this selected kind. Bit 2 corresponds to all other packets, and ALL mask 
combines both variants. Although bit 2 can't be controlled individually
(since there is no much sense to Request stamping of only packets, other than
events, moreover, there is no user-visible filter constant to represent it),
and that's why is anonymous, it provides a convenient way to handle stamping
logic in ravb_rx(), so I don't see an immediate need to get rid of it.

Thanks.

Best regards,
Andrew

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