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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spi: mark device nodes only in case of successful instantiation
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Hi Geert,

On 10/16/2016 10:49 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Ralf,
>
> (Cc i2c)
>
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:31 PM, Ralf Ramsauer
> <ralf@ramses-pyramidenbau.de> wrote:
>> Instantiated SPI device nodes are marked with OF_POPULATE. This was
>> introduced in bd6c164. On unloading, loaded device nodes will of course
>> be unmarked. The problem are nodes the fail during initialisation: If a
>> node failed during registration, it won't be unloaded and hence never be
>> unmarked again.
>>
>> So if a SPI driver module is unloaded and reloaded, it will skip nodes
>> that failed before.
>>
>> Skip device nodes that are already populated and mark them only in case
>> of success.
>>
>> Fixes: bd6c164 ("spi: Mark instantiated device nodes with OF_POPULATE")
>> Signed-off-by: Ralf Ramsauer <ralf@ramses-pyramidenbau.de>
>> Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
>> ---
>> Hi,
>>
>> imagine the following situation: you loaded a spi driver as module, but
>> it fails to instantiate, because of some reasons (e.g. some resources,
>> like gpios, might be in use in userspace).
>>
>> When reloading the driver, _all_ nodes, including previously failed
>> ones, should be probed again. This is not the case at the moment.
>> Current behaviour only re-registers nodes that were previously
>> successfully loaded.
>>
>> This small patches fixes this behaviour. I stumbled over this while
>> working on a spi driver.
>
> Thanks for your patch!
>
>> drivers/spi/spi.c | 7 +++++--
>> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/spi/spi.c b/drivers/spi/spi.c
>> index 200ca22..f96a04e 100644
>> --- a/drivers/spi/spi.c
>> +++ b/drivers/spi/spi.c
>> @@ -1604,12 +1604,15 @@ static void of_register_spi_devices(struct spi_master *master)
>> return;
>>
>> for_each_available_child_of_node(master->dev.of_node, nc) {
>> - if (of_node_test_and_set_flag(nc, OF_POPULATED))
>> + if (of_node_check_flag(nc, OF_POPULATED))
>> continue;
>> spi = of_register_spi_device(master, nc);
>> - if (IS_ERR(spi))
>> + if (IS_ERR(spi)) {
>> dev_warn(&master->dev, "Failed to create SPI device for %s\n",
>> nc->full_name);
>> + continue;
>> + }
>> + of_node_set_flag(nc, OF_POPULATED);
>
> I think it's safer to keep the atomic test-and-set, but clear the flag on
> failure, cfr. of_platform_device_create_pdata() and of_amba_device_create().
Ack, no prob. Let me change this in the next version.
>
> Shouldn't of_spi_notify() be fixed, too?
Right, that's almost the same path.
>
> The same issue exists for i2c in of_i2c_register_devices() and of_i2c_notify(),
> which is what I had used as an example.
Good old c&p ;-)
I'll fix and test that tomorrow and come back with two patches, as it
touches different subsystems.

Best
Ralf
>
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
>
> Geert
>
> --
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org
>
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
> -- Linus Torvalds
>


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