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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] driver core: add probe_err log helper
On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 2:29 PM Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux@armlinux.org.uk> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 04:55:00PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:55 PM Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@samsung.com> wrote:
> > > On 16.10.2018 13:29, Andrzej Hajda wrote:
> > > > On 16.10.2018 13:01, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > >> On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:22 AM Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@samsung.com> wrote:
> > > >>> During probe every time driver gets resource it should usually check for error
> > > >>> printk some message if it is not -EPROBE_DEFER and return the error. This
> > > >>> pattern is simple but requires adding few lines after any resource acquisition
> > > >>> code, as a result it is often omited or implemented only partially.
> > > >>> probe_err helps to replace such code seqences with simple call, so code:
> > > >>> if (err != -EPROBE_DEFER)
> > > >>> dev_err(dev, ...);
> > > >>> return err;
> > > >>> becomes:
> > > >>> return probe_err(dev, err, ...);
> >
> > > >>> + va_start(args, fmt);
> > > >>> +
> > > >>> + vaf.fmt = fmt;
> > > >>> + vaf.va = &args;
> > > >>> +
> > > >>> + __dev_printk(KERN_ERR, dev, &vaf);
> >
> > > >> It would be nice to print an error code as well, wouldn't it?
> > > > Hmm, on probe fail error is printed anyway (with exception of
> > > > EPROBE_DEFER, ENODEV and ENXIO):
> > > > "probe of %s failed with error %d\n"
> > > > On the other side currently some drivers prints the error code anyway
> > > > via dev_err or similar, so I guess during conversion to probe_err it
> > > > should be removed then.
> > > >
> > > > If we add error code to probe_err is it OK to report it this way?
> > > > dev_err(dev, "%V, %d\n", &vaf, err);
> > >
> > > Ups, I forgot that message passed to probe_err will contain already
> > > newline character.
> >
> > You may consider not to pass it.
>
> It's normal to pass the '\n', so by doing this, we create the situation
> where this function becomes the exception to the norm. That's not a
> good idea - we will see people forget that appending '\n' should not
> be done for this particular function.
>
> While we could add a checkpatch rule, that's hassle (extra rework). In
> any case, I think the message would be much better formatted if we did:
>
> dev_err(dev, "error %d: %V", err, &vaf);
>
> which means we end up with (eg):
>
> error -5: request_irq failed for irq 9
>
> rather than:
>
> request_irq failed for irq 9, -5
>
> which is more confusing.

As I said earlier, I'm fine to either variant and I see your point
here, so, I tend to agree to this variant.

P.S. Andrzej, in any case my Rb tag, which I just gave, stays.

--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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