|author||Julius Werner <email@example.com>||Mon Aug 12 16:45:21 2019 -0700|
|committer||Patrick Georgi <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Thu Aug 22 10:36:22 2019 +0000|
Add buffer_to/from_fifo32(_prefix) helpers Many peripheral drivers across different SoCs regularly face the same task of piping a transfer buffer into (or reading it out of) a 32-bit FIFO register. Sometimes it's just one register, sometimes a whole array of registers. Sometimes you actually transfer 4 bytes per register read/write, sometimes only 2 (or even 1). Sometimes writes need to be prefixed with one or two command bytes which makes the actual payload buffer "misaligned" in relation to the FIFO and requires a bunch of tricky bit packing logic to get right. Most of the times transfer lengths are not guaranteed to be divisible by 4, which also requires a bunch of logic to treat the potential unaligned end of the transfer correctly. We have a dozen different implementations of this same pattern across coreboot. This patch introduces a new family of helper functions that aims to solve all these use cases once and for all (*fingers crossed*). Change-Id: Ia71f66c1cee530afa4c77c46a838b4de646ffcfb Signed-off-by: Julius Werner <email@example.com> Reviewed-on: https://review.coreboot.org/c/coreboot/+/34850 Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reviewed-by: Patrick Georgi <email@example.com>
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