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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/2] firmware: add DECLARE_FW_CUSTOM_FALLBACK() annotation
On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 12:31:11PM +0100, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 06:42:50AM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > +Invalid users of the custom fallback mechanism can be policed using::
>
> Ick, no, why? Why not just add a checkpatch rule instead?

If its easy to do, how would we do that?

> >
> > $ export COCCI=scripts/coccinelle/api/request_firmware-avoid-init-probe-init.cocci
> > $ make coccicheck MODE=report
> > diff --git a/drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c b/drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c
> > index 2f452f1f7c8a..3f2aa35bc54d 100644
> > --- a/drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c
> > +++ b/drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c
> > @@ -586,6 +586,7 @@ static ssize_t read_rbu_image_type(struct file *filp, struct kobject *kobj,
> > return size;
> > }
> >
> > +DECLARE_FW_CUSTOM_FALLBACK("Documentation/dell_rbu.txt");
>
> That's a pain.

It is easier with checkpatch?

> > diff --git a/include/linux/firmware.h b/include/linux/firmware.h
> > index b1f9f0ccb8ac..e6ca19c03dcc 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/firmware.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/firmware.h
> > @@ -8,6 +8,13 @@
> > #define FW_ACTION_NOHOTPLUG 0
> > #define FW_ACTION_HOTPLUG 1
> >
> > +/*
> > + * Helper for scripts/coccinelle/api/request_firmware-custom-fallback.cocci
> > + * and so users can also easily search for the documentation for the
> > + * respectively needed custom fallback mechanism.
> > + */
> > +#define DECLARE_FW_CUSTOM_FALLBACK(__usermode_helper)
>
> So you really don't need to put anything "valid" in the define argument?
> This feels like such a horrid hack, I really don't like it, especially
> as we don't do it anywhere else in the kernel, right? Why start now?

Correct me if I'm wrong but AFAICT we may not have had previous grammatical
policing done before so I think this is a question of how we would want to
handle such type of strategies. Indeed this is just one approach. Using
checkpatch is certainly possible as well, I however think using checkpatch
is a bit more hacky.

I could also just drop this completely but figured its worth discussion.

Luis

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