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SubjectRe: [PATCH] watchdog_dev: Use device tree alias for naming watchdogs
On Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 10:20:36AM -0700, Justin Chen wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 2:53 AM, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> > On 08/28/2015 02:58 PM, Justin Chen wrote:
> >>
> >> Currently there is no way to easily differentiate multiple
> >> watchdog devices. The watchdogs are named by the order they
> >> are probed.
> >> 1st probed watchdog: /dev/watchdog0
> >> 2nd probed watchdog: /dev/watchdog1
> >> ...
> >>
> >> This change uses the alias of the watchdog device node for
> >> the name of the watchdog.
> >> aliases {
> >> watchdog0 = "/...../...."
> >> watchdog3 = "/..../....."
> >> watchdog2 = "/..../....."
> >> ...
> >> }
> >>
> >> This will translate to...
> >> /dev/watchdog0
> >> /dev/watchdog3
> >> /dev/watchdog2
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Justin Chen <justinpopo6@gmail.com>
> >
> >
> > Interesting idea. Checking through other subsystems, many others do the
> > same,
> > so it makes sense to use that mechanism.
> >
> > However, the id assignment should be in the calling code, in
> > __watchdog_register_device,
> > to avoid that another id, possibly conflicting, is assigned through the
> ida
> > mechanism.
> >
> > This is a bit more complicated than it looks like to ensure correct id
> > assignment.
> > Have a look into the i2c code to see how it is handled. Essentially we
> must
> > pass
> > the requested number to ida_simple_get().
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Guenter
>
> Ok that makes sense. I will put a wrapper function around ida_simple_get()
> that will request a specific number, if that fails then do a normal request.
> Something like this...
>
> ret = of_alias_get_id(....)
>
> id = ida_simple_get(&watchdog_ida, ret, ret, GFP_KERNEL);
>
ret, ret + 1

but something like
ret = of_alias_get_id(...);
if (ret >= 0)
id = ida_simple_get(&watchdog_ida, ret, ret + 1, GFP_KERNEL);
else
id = ida_simple_get(&watchdog_ida, 0, MAX_DOGS, GFP_KERNEL);
if (id < 0)
return id;

would be better. Passing 'ret' directly would not work, because
ida_simple_get() expects an unsigned range as parameters, and
of_alias_get_id() can return a negative error code.

Thanks,
Guenter


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