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[RFC,11/12] iio: buffer: introduce support for attaching more IIO buffers

Message ID 20201117162340.43924-12-alexandru.ardelean@analog.com (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series [RFC,01/12] iio: core: register chardev only if needed | expand

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Alexandru Ardelean Nov. 17, 2020, 4:23 p.m. UTC
With this change, calling iio_device_attach_buffer() will actually attach
more buffers.
Right now this doesn't do any validation of whether a buffer is attached
twice; maybe that can be added later (if needed). Attaching a buffer more
than once should yield noticeably bad results.

The first buffer is the legacy buffer, so a reference is kept to it.

At this point, accessing the data for the extra buffers (that are added
after the first one) isn't possible yet.

Signed-off-by: Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean@analog.com>
---
 drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c | 58 +++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h   |  3 ++
 include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h    |  4 +++
 3 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

Comments

Jonathan Cameron Nov. 21, 2020, 6:44 p.m. UTC | #1
On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:23:39 +0200
Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean@analog.com> wrote:

> With this change, calling iio_device_attach_buffer() will actually attach
> more buffers.
> Right now this doesn't do any validation of whether a buffer is attached
> twice; maybe that can be added later (if needed). Attaching a buffer more
> than once should yield noticeably bad results.
> 
> The first buffer is the legacy buffer, so a reference is kept to it.
> 
> At this point, accessing the data for the extra buffers (that are added
> after the first one) isn't possible yet.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean@analog.com>
A couple of minor things in here..

Jonathan

> ---
>  drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c | 58 +++++++++++++++++++++++++------
>  include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h   |  3 ++
>  include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h    |  4 +++
>  3 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c b/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
> index c83cec89eddf..daa68822cea7 100644
> --- a/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
> +++ b/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
> @@ -1513,6 +1513,7 @@ static void __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_buffer *buffer);
>  
>  int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
>  {
> +	struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
>  	struct iio_buffer *buffer = indio_dev->buffer;
>  	const struct iio_chan_spec *channels;
>  	int i, ret;
> @@ -1529,15 +1530,18 @@ int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
>  	if (!buffer)
>  		return 0;
>  
> -	ret = __iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(buffer, indio_dev, 0);
> -	if (ret)
> -		return ret;
> +	for (i = 0; i < iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt; i++) {
> +		buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
> +		ret = __iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(buffer, indio_dev, i);
> +		if (ret)
> +			goto error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask;
> +	}
>  
>  	ret = sysfs_create_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj,
>  				&indio_dev->buffer->buffer_dir,
>  				"buffer");
>  	if (ret)
> -		goto error_free_sysfs_and_mask;
> +		goto error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask;
>  
>  	ret = sysfs_create_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj,
>  				&indio_dev->buffer->scan_el_dir,
> @@ -1549,8 +1553,14 @@ int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
>  
>  error_remove_buffer_dir_link:
>  	sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "buffer");
> -error_free_sysfs_and_mask:
> -	__iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
> +	i = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt - 1;

Perhaps just use a counter variable that is only for this then you won't need
to set it again in this error path.

> +error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask:
> +	for (; i >= 0; i--) {
> +		buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
> +		__iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
> +	}
> +	kfree(iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers);
> +	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = NULL;
>  	return ret;
>  }
>  
> @@ -1568,7 +1578,9 @@ static void __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_buffer *buffer)
>  
>  void iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
>  {
> +	struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
>  	struct iio_buffer *buffer = indio_dev->buffer;
> +	int i;
>  
>  	if (!buffer)
>  		return;
> @@ -1576,7 +1588,13 @@ void iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
>  	sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "scan_elements");
>  	sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "buffer");
>  
> -	__iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
> +	for (i = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
> +		buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
> +		__iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
> +	}
> +
> +	kfree(iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers);
> +	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = NULL;
>  }
>  
>  /**
> @@ -1709,14 +1727,32 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(iio_buffer_get_iio_dev);
>   * @buffer: The buffer to attach to the device
>   *
>   * This function attaches a buffer to a IIO device. The buffer stays attached to
> - * the device until the device is freed. The function should only be called at
> - * most once per device.
> + * the device until the device is freed. For legacy reasons, the first attached
> + * buffer will also be assigned to 'indio_dev->buffer'.
>   */
>  void iio_device_attach_buffer(struct iio_dev *indio_dev,
>  			      struct iio_buffer *buffer)
>  {
> -	indio_dev->buffer = iio_buffer_get(buffer);
> +	struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
> +	struct iio_buffer **new, **old = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers;
> +	unsigned int cnt = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt;
> +
> +	cnt++;
> +
> +	new = krealloc(old, sizeof(*new) * cnt, GFP_KERNEL);
> +	if (!new) {
> +		kfree(old);

Need a comment on why freeing old makes sense.

> +		return;
> +	}
> +	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = new;
> +
> +	/* first buffer is legacy; attach it to the IIO device directly */
> +	if (!indio_dev->buffer)
> +		indio_dev->buffer = iio_buffer_get(buffer);
> +
> +	buffer->indio_dev = indio_dev;
>  
> -	indio_dev->buffer->indio_dev = indio_dev;
> +	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[cnt - 1] = buffer;
> +	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt = cnt;
>  }
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(iio_device_attach_buffer);
> diff --git a/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h b/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
> index 77e169e51434..e25d26a7f601 100644
> --- a/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
> +++ b/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
> @@ -124,6 +124,9 @@ struct iio_buffer {
>  	/* @demux_bounce: Buffer for doing gather from incoming scan. */
>  	void *demux_bounce;
>  
> +	/* @attached_entry: Entry in the devices list of buffers attached by the driver. */
> +	struct list_head attached_entry;
> +
>  	/* @buffer_list: Entry in the devices list of current buffers. */
>  	struct list_head buffer_list;
>  
> diff --git a/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h b/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
> index 07c5a8e52ca8..1db0ea09520e 100644
> --- a/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
> +++ b/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
> @@ -7,6 +7,8 @@
>   * struct iio_dev_opaque - industrial I/O device opaque information
>   * @indio_dev:			public industrial I/O device information
>   * @event_interface:		event chrdevs associated with interrupt lines
> + * @attached_buffers:		array of buffers statically attached by the driver
> + * @attached_buffers_cnt:	number of buffers in the array of statically attached buffers
>   * @buffer_list:		list of all buffers currently attached
>   * @channel_attr_list:		keep track of automatically created channel
>   *				attributes
> @@ -20,6 +22,8 @@
>  struct iio_dev_opaque {
>  	struct iio_dev			indio_dev;
>  	struct iio_event_interface	*event_interface;
> +	struct iio_buffer		**attached_buffers;
> +	unsigned int			attached_buffers_cnt;
>  	struct list_head		buffer_list;
>  	struct list_head		channel_attr_list;
>  	struct attribute_group		chan_attr_group;
Alexandru Ardelean Nov. 23, 2020, 12:27 p.m. UTC | #2
On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 8:46 PM Jonathan Cameron <jic23@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:23:39 +0200
> Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean@analog.com> wrote:
>
> > With this change, calling iio_device_attach_buffer() will actually attach
> > more buffers.
> > Right now this doesn't do any validation of whether a buffer is attached
> > twice; maybe that can be added later (if needed). Attaching a buffer more
> > than once should yield noticeably bad results.
> >
> > The first buffer is the legacy buffer, so a reference is kept to it.
> >
> > At this point, accessing the data for the extra buffers (that are added
> > after the first one) isn't possible yet.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean@analog.com>
> A couple of minor things in here..
>
> Jonathan
>
> > ---
> >  drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c | 58 +++++++++++++++++++++++++------
> >  include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h   |  3 ++
> >  include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h    |  4 +++
> >  3 files changed, 54 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c b/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
> > index c83cec89eddf..daa68822cea7 100644
> > --- a/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
> > +++ b/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
> > @@ -1513,6 +1513,7 @@ static void __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_buffer *buffer);
> >
> >  int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
> >  {
> > +     struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
> >       struct iio_buffer *buffer = indio_dev->buffer;
> >       const struct iio_chan_spec *channels;
> >       int i, ret;
> > @@ -1529,15 +1530,18 @@ int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
> >       if (!buffer)
> >               return 0;
> >
> > -     ret = __iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(buffer, indio_dev, 0);
> > -     if (ret)
> > -             return ret;
> > +     for (i = 0; i < iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt; i++) {
> > +             buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
> > +             ret = __iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(buffer, indio_dev, i);
> > +             if (ret)
> > +                     goto error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask;
> > +     }
> >
> >       ret = sysfs_create_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj,
> >                               &indio_dev->buffer->buffer_dir,
> >                               "buffer");
> >       if (ret)
> > -             goto error_free_sysfs_and_mask;
> > +             goto error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask;
> >
> >       ret = sysfs_create_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj,
> >                               &indio_dev->buffer->scan_el_dir,
> > @@ -1549,8 +1553,14 @@ int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
> >
> >  error_remove_buffer_dir_link:
> >       sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "buffer");
> > -error_free_sysfs_and_mask:
> > -     __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
> > +     i = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt - 1;
>
> Perhaps just use a counter variable that is only for this then you won't need
> to set it again in this error path.

Ack.

>
> > +error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask:
> > +     for (; i >= 0; i--) {
> > +             buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
> > +             __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
> > +     }
> > +     kfree(iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers);
> > +     iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = NULL;
> >       return ret;
> >  }
> >
> > @@ -1568,7 +1578,9 @@ static void __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_buffer *buffer)
> >
> >  void iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
> >  {
> > +     struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
> >       struct iio_buffer *buffer = indio_dev->buffer;
> > +     int i;
> >
> >       if (!buffer)
> >               return;
> > @@ -1576,7 +1588,13 @@ void iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
> >       sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "scan_elements");
> >       sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "buffer");
> >
> > -     __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
> > +     for (i = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
> > +             buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
> > +             __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
> > +     }
> > +
> > +     kfree(iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers);
> > +     iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = NULL;
> >  }
> >
> >  /**
> > @@ -1709,14 +1727,32 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(iio_buffer_get_iio_dev);
> >   * @buffer: The buffer to attach to the device
> >   *
> >   * This function attaches a buffer to a IIO device. The buffer stays attached to
> > - * the device until the device is freed. The function should only be called at
> > - * most once per device.
> > + * the device until the device is freed. For legacy reasons, the first attached
> > + * buffer will also be assigned to 'indio_dev->buffer'.
> >   */
> >  void iio_device_attach_buffer(struct iio_dev *indio_dev,
> >                             struct iio_buffer *buffer)
> >  {
> > -     indio_dev->buffer = iio_buffer_get(buffer);
> > +     struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
> > +     struct iio_buffer **new, **old = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers;
> > +     unsigned int cnt = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt;
> > +
> > +     cnt++;
> > +
> > +     new = krealloc(old, sizeof(*new) * cnt, GFP_KERNEL);
> > +     if (!new) {
> > +             kfree(old);
>
> Need a comment on why freeing old makes sense.

Hmm, maybe here I'd need to change this a bit.
I'm seeing a few potential issues.

>
> > +             return;
> > +     }
> > +     iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = new;
> > +
> > +     /* first buffer is legacy; attach it to the IIO device directly */
> > +     if (!indio_dev->buffer)
> > +             indio_dev->buffer = iio_buffer_get(buffer);
> > +
> > +     buffer->indio_dev = indio_dev;
> >
> > -     indio_dev->buffer->indio_dev = indio_dev;
> > +     iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[cnt - 1] = buffer;
> > +     iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt = cnt;
> >  }
> >  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(iio_device_attach_buffer);
> > diff --git a/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h b/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
> > index 77e169e51434..e25d26a7f601 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
> > @@ -124,6 +124,9 @@ struct iio_buffer {
> >       /* @demux_bounce: Buffer for doing gather from incoming scan. */
> >       void *demux_bounce;
> >
> > +     /* @attached_entry: Entry in the devices list of buffers attached by the driver. */
> > +     struct list_head attached_entry;
> > +
> >       /* @buffer_list: Entry in the devices list of current buffers. */
> >       struct list_head buffer_list;
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h b/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
> > index 07c5a8e52ca8..1db0ea09520e 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
> > @@ -7,6 +7,8 @@
> >   * struct iio_dev_opaque - industrial I/O device opaque information
> >   * @indio_dev:                       public industrial I/O device information
> >   * @event_interface:         event chrdevs associated with interrupt lines
> > + * @attached_buffers:                array of buffers statically attached by the driver
> > + * @attached_buffers_cnt:    number of buffers in the array of statically attached buffers
> >   * @buffer_list:             list of all buffers currently attached
> >   * @channel_attr_list:               keep track of automatically created channel
> >   *                           attributes
> > @@ -20,6 +22,8 @@
> >  struct iio_dev_opaque {
> >       struct iio_dev                  indio_dev;
> >       struct iio_event_interface      *event_interface;
> > +     struct iio_buffer               **attached_buffers;
> > +     unsigned int                    attached_buffers_cnt;
> >       struct list_head                buffer_list;
> >       struct list_head                channel_attr_list;
> >       struct attribute_group          chan_attr_group;
>
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Patch

diff --git a/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c b/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
index c83cec89eddf..daa68822cea7 100644
--- a/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
+++ b/drivers/iio/industrialio-buffer.c
@@ -1513,6 +1513,7 @@  static void __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_buffer *buffer);
 
 int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
 {
+	struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
 	struct iio_buffer *buffer = indio_dev->buffer;
 	const struct iio_chan_spec *channels;
 	int i, ret;
@@ -1529,15 +1530,18 @@  int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
 	if (!buffer)
 		return 0;
 
-	ret = __iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(buffer, indio_dev, 0);
-	if (ret)
-		return ret;
+	for (i = 0; i < iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt; i++) {
+		buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
+		ret = __iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(buffer, indio_dev, i);
+		if (ret)
+			goto error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask;
+	}
 
 	ret = sysfs_create_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj,
 				&indio_dev->buffer->buffer_dir,
 				"buffer");
 	if (ret)
-		goto error_free_sysfs_and_mask;
+		goto error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask;
 
 	ret = sysfs_create_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj,
 				&indio_dev->buffer->scan_el_dir,
@@ -1549,8 +1553,14 @@  int iio_buffer_alloc_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
 
 error_remove_buffer_dir_link:
 	sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "buffer");
-error_free_sysfs_and_mask:
-	__iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
+	i = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt - 1;
+error_unwind_sysfs_and_mask:
+	for (; i >= 0; i--) {
+		buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
+		__iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
+	}
+	kfree(iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers);
+	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = NULL;
 	return ret;
 }
 
@@ -1568,7 +1578,9 @@  static void __iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_buffer *buffer)
 
 void iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
 {
+	struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
 	struct iio_buffer *buffer = indio_dev->buffer;
+	int i;
 
 	if (!buffer)
 		return;
@@ -1576,7 +1588,13 @@  void iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(struct iio_dev *indio_dev)
 	sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "scan_elements");
 	sysfs_remove_link(&indio_dev->dev.kobj, "buffer");
 
-	__iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
+	for (i = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
+		buffer = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[i];
+		__iio_buffer_free_sysfs_and_mask(buffer);
+	}
+
+	kfree(iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers);
+	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = NULL;
 }
 
 /**
@@ -1709,14 +1727,32 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(iio_buffer_get_iio_dev);
  * @buffer: The buffer to attach to the device
  *
  * This function attaches a buffer to a IIO device. The buffer stays attached to
- * the device until the device is freed. The function should only be called at
- * most once per device.
+ * the device until the device is freed. For legacy reasons, the first attached
+ * buffer will also be assigned to 'indio_dev->buffer'.
  */
 void iio_device_attach_buffer(struct iio_dev *indio_dev,
 			      struct iio_buffer *buffer)
 {
-	indio_dev->buffer = iio_buffer_get(buffer);
+	struct iio_dev_opaque *iio_dev_opaque = to_iio_dev_opaque(indio_dev);
+	struct iio_buffer **new, **old = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers;
+	unsigned int cnt = iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt;
+
+	cnt++;
+
+	new = krealloc(old, sizeof(*new) * cnt, GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (!new) {
+		kfree(old);
+		return;
+	}
+	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers = new;
+
+	/* first buffer is legacy; attach it to the IIO device directly */
+	if (!indio_dev->buffer)
+		indio_dev->buffer = iio_buffer_get(buffer);
+
+	buffer->indio_dev = indio_dev;
 
-	indio_dev->buffer->indio_dev = indio_dev;
+	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers[cnt - 1] = buffer;
+	iio_dev_opaque->attached_buffers_cnt = cnt;
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(iio_device_attach_buffer);
diff --git a/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h b/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
index 77e169e51434..e25d26a7f601 100644
--- a/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
+++ b/include/linux/iio/buffer_impl.h
@@ -124,6 +124,9 @@  struct iio_buffer {
 	/* @demux_bounce: Buffer for doing gather from incoming scan. */
 	void *demux_bounce;
 
+	/* @attached_entry: Entry in the devices list of buffers attached by the driver. */
+	struct list_head attached_entry;
+
 	/* @buffer_list: Entry in the devices list of current buffers. */
 	struct list_head buffer_list;
 
diff --git a/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h b/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
index 07c5a8e52ca8..1db0ea09520e 100644
--- a/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
+++ b/include/linux/iio/iio-opaque.h
@@ -7,6 +7,8 @@ 
  * struct iio_dev_opaque - industrial I/O device opaque information
  * @indio_dev:			public industrial I/O device information
  * @event_interface:		event chrdevs associated with interrupt lines
+ * @attached_buffers:		array of buffers statically attached by the driver
+ * @attached_buffers_cnt:	number of buffers in the array of statically attached buffers
  * @buffer_list:		list of all buffers currently attached
  * @channel_attr_list:		keep track of automatically created channel
  *				attributes
@@ -20,6 +22,8 @@ 
 struct iio_dev_opaque {
 	struct iio_dev			indio_dev;
 	struct iio_event_interface	*event_interface;
+	struct iio_buffer		**attached_buffers;
+	unsigned int			attached_buffers_cnt;
 	struct list_head		buffer_list;
 	struct list_head		channel_attr_list;
 	struct attribute_group		chan_attr_group;