Re: [RFC][PATCH] firewire: Add function to get speed from opaquestruct fw_request

From: Stefan Richter
Date: Tue Feb 07 2012 - 13:15:36 EST

On Feb 06 Chris Boot wrote:
> [ Would something like the following be acceptable as an addition to the
> FireWire stack? This would be enough for me to get the speed of the
> request for my work on the SBP-2 target code. ]
> --- a/drivers/firewire/core-transaction.c
> +++ b/drivers/firewire/core-transaction.c
> @@ -820,6 +820,12 @@ void fw_send_response(struct fw_card *card,
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(fw_send_response);
> +int fw_request_speed(struct fw_request *request)
> +{
> + return request->response.speed;
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(fw_request_speed);
> +
> static void handle_exclusive_region_request(struct fw_card *card,
> struct fw_packet *p,
> struct fw_request *request,
> diff --git a/include/linux/firewire.h b/include/linux/firewire.h
> index 84ccf8e..eded4e4 100644
> --- a/include/linux/firewire.h
> +++ b/include/linux/firewire.h
> @@ -340,6 +340,7 @@ int fw_core_add_address_handler(struct fw_address_handler *handler,
> void fw_core_remove_address_handler(struct fw_address_handler *handler);
> void fw_send_response(struct fw_card *card,
> struct fw_request *request, int rcode);
> +int fw_request_speed(struct fw_request *request);
> void fw_send_request(struct fw_card *card, struct fw_transaction *t,
> int tcode, int destination_id, int generation, int speed,
> unsigned long long offset, void *payload, size_t length,

Whenever you add a new exported function, please add a brief kerneldoc
comment right above its definition. Can be a one-liner in this case.
Apart from this,

Acked-by: Stefan Richter <stefanr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

You can queue this via your SBP-2 target patch series (at which I haven't
looked yet), followed right away by a change to your driver which uses the
new symbol. Or even better, fold these two changes into one.

Not sure if four more characters should be spent on the symbol's name
(fw_get_request_speed). If you already thought about it and preferred
fw_request_speed, keep it that way.

There are at least two alternatives to your proposal:

- We could move the definition of struct fw_request from
drivers/firewire/core-transaction.c to include/linux/firewire.h.
That would make for a rather bad driver API though.

- We could expand the function type fw_address_callback_t() by a speed
argument. The other users of the API (firewire-core itself,
firewire-sbp2, firewire-net, firedtv, snd-firewire-lib, and other
as yet unmerged firewire sound drivers) and any other perceivable
future user of the API would not care of that speed though.

I.e. the proposed "get speed of request" helper seems better.
Stefan Richter
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