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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/11] Staging: iio: accel: Remove unnecessary comments
On Mon,  5 Mar 2018 13:19:22 +0530
Himanshu Jha <himanshujha199640@gmail.com> wrote:

> Remove unnecessary comments since the definitions are pretty clear
> with their macro names.
>
> Signed-off-by: Himanshu Jha <himanshujha199640@gmail.com>

Hi,

The art of commenting (and indeed removing comments) is never a clear one.
I agree with the vast majority of what you have here, but as with other
drivers in this set, I think there are a couple of places comments are useful
and even in one case where the comment should be expanded to become useful.

I'd also like to see the patches reordered so the renames occur before this
one. That will make some of the changes you have made in here a lot more
obviously good!

Thanks,

Jonathan.
> ---
> drivers/staging/iio/accel/adis16201.c | 82 +++++------------------------------
> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 72 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/iio/accel/adis16201.c b/drivers/staging/iio/accel/adis16201.c
> index 0fae8aa..59c1166 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/iio/accel/adis16201.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/iio/accel/adis16201.c
> @@ -20,87 +20,42 @@
> #include <linux/iio/buffer.h>
> #include <linux/iio/imu/adis.h>
>
> -#define ADIS16201_STARTUP_DELAY 220 /* ms */
> +#define ADIS16201_STARTUP_DELAY 220
As below, this would have made a lot more sense if you had
the rename of the macro patch (I assume the unit will be added
to the name) before this one.

>
> -/* Flash memory write count */
> #define ADIS16201_FLASH_CNT 0x00
>
> -/* Output, power supply */
> +/* Data Output Register Information */
> #define ADIS16201_SUPPLY_OUT 0x02
> -
> -/* Output, x-axis accelerometer */
> #define ADIS16201_XACCL_OUT 0x04
> -
> -/* Output, y-axis accelerometer */
> #define ADIS16201_YACCL_OUT 0x06
> -
> -/* Output, auxiliary ADC input */
> #define ADIS16201_AUX_ADC 0x08
> -
> -/* Output, temperature */
> #define ADIS16201_TEMP_OUT 0x0A
> -
> -/* Output, x-axis inclination */
> #define ADIS16201_XINCL_OUT 0x0C
> -
> -/* Output, y-axis inclination */
> #define ADIS16201_YINCL_OUT 0x0E
>
> -/* Calibration, x-axis acceleration offset */
> +/* Calibration Register Definition */
> #define ADIS16201_XACCL_OFFS 0x10
> -
> -/* Calibration, y-axis acceleration offset */
> #define ADIS16201_YACCL_OFFS 0x12
> -
> -/* x-axis acceleration scale factor */
> #define ADIS16201_XACCL_SCALE 0x14
> -
> -/* y-axis acceleration scale factor */
> #define ADIS16201_YACCL_SCALE 0x16
> -
> -/* Calibration, x-axis inclination offset */
> #define ADIS16201_XINCL_OFFS 0x18
> -
> -/* Calibration, y-axis inclination offset */
> #define ADIS16201_YINCL_OFFS 0x1A
> -
> -/* x-axis inclination scale factor */
> #define ADIS16201_XINCL_SCALE 0x1C
> -
> -/* y-axis inclination scale factor */
> #define ADIS16201_YINCL_SCALE 0x1E
>
> -/* Alarm 1 amplitude threshold */
> +/* Alarm Register Definition */
> #define ADIS16201_ALM_MAG1 0x20
> -
> -/* Alarm 2 amplitude threshold */
> #define ADIS16201_ALM_MAG2 0x22
> -
> -/* Alarm 1, sample period */
> #define ADIS16201_ALM_SMPL1 0x24
> -
> -/* Alarm 2, sample period */
> #define ADIS16201_ALM_SMPL2 0x26
> -
> -/* Alarm control */
> #define ADIS16201_ALM_CTRL 0x28
>
> -/* Auxiliary DAC data */
> #define ADIS16201_AUX_DAC 0x30
> -
> -/* General-purpose digital input/output control */
> #define ADIS16201_GPIO_CTRL 0x32
> -
> -/* Miscellaneous control */
> #define ADIS16201_MSC_CTRL 0x34
>
> -/* Internal sample period (rate) control */
> #define ADIS16201_SMPL_PRD 0x36
> -
> -/* Operation, filter configuration */
> #define ADIS16201_AVG_CNT 0x38
> -
> -/* Operation, sleep mode control */
> #define ADIS16201_SLP_CNT 0x3A
>
> /* Diagnostics, system status register */
> @@ -109,42 +64,28 @@
> /* Operation, system command register */
> #define ADIS16201_GLOB_CMD 0x3E
>
> -/* MSC_CTRL */
>
> -/* Self-test enable */
> #define ADIS16201_MSC_CTRL_SELF_TEST_EN BIT(8)
>
> -/* Data-ready enable: 1 = enabled, 0 = disabled */
> #define ADIS16201_MSC_CTRL_DATA_RDY_EN BIT(2)
>
> -/* Data-ready polarity: 1 = active high, 0 = active low */
> #define ADIS16201_MSC_CTRL_ACTIVE_HIGH BIT(1)
>
> -/* Data-ready line selection: 1 = DIO1, 0 = DIO0 */
> #define ADIS16201_MSC_CTRL_DATA_RDY_DIO1 BIT(0)
>
> -/* DIAG_STAT */
>
> -/* Alarm 2 status: 1 = alarm active, 0 = alarm inactive */
> #define ADIS16201_DIAG_STAT_ALARM2 BIT(9)
>
> -/* Alarm 1 status: 1 = alarm active, 0 = alarm inactive */
> #define ADIS16201_DIAG_STAT_ALARM1 BIT(8)
>
> -/* SPI communications failure */
> #define ADIS16201_DIAG_STAT_SPI_FAIL_BIT 3
>
> -/* Flash update failure */
> #define ADIS16201_DIAG_STAT_FLASH_UPT_BIT 2
I would have preferred this and the next patch to be
in the opposite order as then it would have been obvious when
reading this patch on why the comment here is no longer needed.

>
> -/* Power supply above 3.625 V */
> #define ADIS16201_DIAG_STAT_POWER_HIGH_BIT 1
>
> -/* Power supply below 3.15 V */
> #define ADIS16201_DIAG_STAT_POWER_LOW_BIT 0
These two comments are providing information that isn't
available from the naming so are useful and should stay.

>
> -/* GLOB_CMD */
> -
> #define ADIS16201_GLOB_CMD_SW_RESET BIT(7)
> #define ADIS16201_GLOB_CMD_FACTORY_CAL BIT(1)
>
> @@ -187,30 +128,30 @@ static int adis16201_read_raw(struct iio_dev *indio_dev,
> case IIO_VOLTAGE:
> if (chan->channel == 0) {
> *val = 1;
> - *val2 = 220000; /* 1.22 mV */
> + *val2 = 220000;
> } else {
> *val = 0;
> - *val2 = 610000; /* 0.610 mV */
> + *val2 = 610000;
> }
> return IIO_VAL_INT_PLUS_MICRO;
> case IIO_TEMP:
> - *val = -470; /* 0.47 C */
> + *val = -470;
The interesting point here is that the original comment
was actually wrong. It is clearly -0.47!

> *val2 = 0;
> return IIO_VAL_INT_PLUS_MICRO;
> case IIO_ACCEL:
> *val = 0;
> - *val2 = IIO_G_TO_M_S_2(462400); /* 0.4624 mg */
> + *val2 = IIO_G_TO_M_S_2(462400);
> return IIO_VAL_INT_PLUS_NANO;
> case IIO_INCLI:
> *val = 0;
> - *val2 = 100000; /* 0.1 degree */
> + *val2 = 100000;
> return IIO_VAL_INT_PLUS_MICRO;
> default:
> return -EINVAL;
> }
> break;
> case IIO_CHAN_INFO_OFFSET:
> - *val = 25000 / -470 - 1278; /* 25 C = 1278 */
> + *val = 25000 / -470 - 1278;
The original comment wasn't great but we probably would benefit from some
information here. Something like:

/*
* When temperature is 25 C sensor raw reading is 1278.
* The scale is -470 milli degree C per LSB.
*/

Hopefully that would let people know where the maths comes
from (please check I got it right!)

> return IIO_VAL_INT;
> case IIO_CHAN_INFO_CALIBBIAS:
> switch (chan->type) {
> @@ -318,13 +259,11 @@ static int adis16201_probe(struct spi_device *spi)
> struct adis *st;
> struct iio_dev *indio_dev;
>
> - /* setup the industrialio driver allocated elements */
> indio_dev = devm_iio_device_alloc(&spi->dev, sizeof(*st));
> if (!indio_dev)
> return -ENOMEM;
>
> st = iio_priv(indio_dev);
> - /* this is only used for removal purposes */
> spi_set_drvdata(spi, indio_dev);
>
> indio_dev->name = spi->dev.driver->name;
> @@ -343,7 +282,6 @@ static int adis16201_probe(struct spi_device *spi)
> if (ret)
> return ret;
>
> - /* Get the device into a sane initial state */
> ret = adis_initial_startup(st);
> if (ret)
> goto error_cleanup_buffer_trigger;

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