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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] drm/drm_vblank: Change EINVAL by the correct errno
On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 03:36:20PM +0200, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> Op 15-10-18 om 19:05 schreef Rodrigo Siqueira:
> > For historical reason, the function drm_wait_vblank_ioctl always return
> > -EINVAL if something gets wrong. This scenario limits the flexibility
> > for the userspace make detailed verification of the problem and take
> > some action. In particular, the validation of “if (!dev->irq_enabled)”
> > in the drm_wait_vblank_ioctl is responsible for checking if the driver
> > support vblank or not. If the driver does not support VBlank, the
> > function drm_wait_vblank_ioctl returns EINVAL which does not represent
> > the real issue; this patch changes this behavior by return EOPNOTSUPP.
> > Additionally, some operations are unsupported by this function, and
> > returns EINVAL; this patch also changes the return value to EOPNOTSUPP
> > in this case. Lastly, the function drm_wait_vblank_ioctl is invoked by
> > libdrm, which is used by many compositors; because of this, it is
> > important to check if this change breaks any compositor. In this sense,
> > the following projects were examined:
> >
> > * Drm-hwcomposer
> > * Kwin
> > * Sway
> > * Wlroots
> > * Wayland-core
> > * Weston
> > * Xorg (67 different drivers)
> >
> > For each repository the verification happened in three steps:
> >
> > * Update the main branch
> > * Look for any occurrence "drmWaitVBlank" with the command:
> > git grep -n "drmWaitVBlank"
> > * Look in the git history of the project with the command:
> > git log -SdrmWaitVBlank
> >
> > Finally, none of the above projects validate the use of EINVAL which
> > make safe, at least for these projects, to change the return values.
> >
> > Change since V1:
> > Daniel Vetter and Chris Wilson
> > - Replace ENOTTY by EOPNOTSUPP
> > - Return EINVAL if the parameters are wrong
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Rodrigo Siqueira <rodrigosiqueiramelo@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c | 4 ++--
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c
> > index 98e091175921..80f5a3bb427e 100644
> > --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c
> > +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_vblank.c
> > @@ -1533,10 +1533,10 @@ int drm_wait_vblank_ioctl(struct drm_device *dev, void *data,
> > unsigned int flags, pipe, high_pipe;
> >
> > if (!dev->irq_enabled)
> > - return -EINVAL;
> > + return -EOPNOTSUPP;
> Change to -EIO?
>
> If userspace would ever print this out, it would print the following
> confusing message to userspace:
> "Operation not supported on transport endpoint"

You're a bit late, EOPNOTSUPP is not established already in upstream for
this. And -EIO is taken already for "the gpu is dead".

> >
> > if (vblwait->request.type & _DRM_VBLANK_SIGNAL)
> > - return -EINVAL;
> > + return -EOPNOTSUPP;
> I would keep this -EINVAL, tbh and making it part of the below if statement..

We discussed this, it's different: This here is an ioctl flag that's no
longer supported, the below is just an invalid request. Hence different
errno.

I think you missed a bit with your bikeshed :-)
-Daniel

> > if (vblwait->request.type &
> > ~(_DRM_VBLANK_TYPES_MASK | _DRM_VBLANK_FLAGS_MASK |
>
> Cheers,
>
> Maarten
>

--
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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