[PATCH v5 0/6] FWU: Handle meta-data in common code

jassisinghbrar at gmail.com jassisinghbrar at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 01:51:35 CET 2023

From: Jassi Brar <jaswinder.singh at linaro.org>

The patchset reduces ~400 lines of code, while keeping the functionality same and making
meta-data operations much faster (by using cached structures).

 meta-data copies (primary and secondary) are being handled by the backend/storage layer
instead of the common core in fwu.c (as also noted by Ilias)  that is, gpt_blk.c manages
meta-data and similarly raw_mtd.c will have to do the same when it arrives. The code
could by make smaller, cleaner and optimised.

Basic idea:
 Introduce  .read_mdata() and .write_mdata() in fwu_mdata_ops  that simply read/write
meta-data copy. The core code takes care of integrity and redundancy of the meta-data,
as a result we can get rid of every other callback .get_mdata() .update_mdata()
.get_mdata_part_num()  .read_mdata_partition()  .write_mdata_partition() and the
corresponding wrapper functions thereby making the code 100s of LOC smaller.

Get rid of fwu_check_mdata_validity() and fwu_mdata_check() which expected underlying
layer to manage and verify mdata copies.
Implement  fwu_get_verified_mdata(struct fwu_mdata *mdata) public function that reads,
verifies and, if needed, fixes the meta-data copies.

Verified copy of meta-data is now cached as 'g_mdata' in fwu.c, which avoids multiple
low-level expensive read and parse calls.
gpt meta-data partition numbers are now cached in gpt_blk.c, so that we don't have to do expensive part_get_info() and uid ops.

Changes since v4:
        * Change fwu-mdata-mtd bindings to not require external changes
        * Handle 'part == BOTH_PARTS' in fwu_sync_mdata
        * use parts_ok[] and parts_mdata[] instead of pri/sec_ok and p/s_mdata

Changes since v3:
        * Fix error log wording
        * call fwu_write_mdata() with part & PRIMARY_PART ? true: false

Changes since v2:
        * Drop whitespace changes
        * Fix missing mdata copy before return

Changes since v1:
        * Fix typos and misc cosmetic changes
        * Catch error returns

Jassi Brar (6):
  dt/bindings: fwu-mdata-mtd: drop changes outside FWU
  fwu: gpt: use cached meta-data partition numbers
  fwu: move meta-data management in core
  fwu: gpt: implement read_mdata and write_mdata callbacks
  fwu: meta-data: switch to management by common code
  fwu: rename fwu_get_verified_mdata to fwu_get_mdata

 cmd/fwu_mdata.c                               |  17 +-
 .../firmware/fwu-mdata-mtd.yaml               | 105 ++++++-
 drivers/fwu-mdata/fwu-mdata-uclass.c          | 151 +--------
 drivers/fwu-mdata/gpt_blk.c                   | 175 +++--------
 include/fwu.h                                 | 198 ++----------
 lib/fwu_updates/fwu.c                         | 295 +++++++-----------
 6 files changed, 295 insertions(+), 646 deletions(-)


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