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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/3] mfd: Add new mfd device TPS68470
On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Lee Jones <> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jul 2017, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Lee Jones <> wrote:

>> I briefly checked few ->read() and ->write() implementations and
>> didn't find any evidence of positive numbers that can be returned.
>> Documentation (kernel doc) doesn't shed a light on that. So, to me it
>> sounds unspecified.
>> So, for now (until documentation will be fixed) I would rely on
>> if (ret < 0)
> It's not unspecified. The regmap methods call into regcache_write(),
> where the kerneldoc is clear.


" * Return a negative value on failure, 0 on success."

I can hardly find this any cleaner than "unspecified".

> Perhaps we can also change the regmap
> kerneldoc headers too to match, which might lessen the disparity.

I'm not familiar with the guts of regmap API, so, I would stick with
if (ret < 0) for now until documentation specifies positive return values.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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