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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] regulator: pwm: suppress EPROBE_DEFER error message


On 2019-01-23 16:04, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 07:37:23PM +0100, Martin Blumenstingl wrote:
>> Suppress the "Failed to get PWM" error output if the actual error code
>> is EPROBE_DEFER. This makes the behavior of the pwm-regulator driver
>> consistent with what most other drivers do (which is: print all errors
>> except EPROBE_DEFER).
>>
>> An example where this cleans up the kernel log are the 32-bit Amlogic
>> Meson boards:
>> multi_v7_defconfig has CONFIG_REGULATOR_PWM=y and CONFIG_PWM_MESON=m.
>
> This also cleans up the kernel log in the case where you've not got a
> driver enabled that you need (or it's not loading for some reason)
> which
> isn't super helpful when you're trying to figure out why the driver
> won't probe. There's not even anything at debug level, that would
> probably be fine.
>
> The ideal thing here would be to work on setting up the dependency
> information based on DT and using that to try to sort initialization
> order so we try things in an order that minimizes the number of failed
> tries.

Hmm, would it be useful to have a devfs file which holds the last probe
code?

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