lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2019]   [Jun]   [6]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/10] mfd / platform: cros_ec: Miscellaneous character device to talk with the EC
From
Date
On 6/6/19 8:12 AM, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-06-06 at 16:51 +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 11:01:17AM -0300, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2019-06-04 at 20:59 +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 11:39:21AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 11:35 AM Greg Kroah-Hartman
>>>>> <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 01:58:38PM -0300, Ezequiel Garcia wrote:
>>>>>>> Hey Greg,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> + dev_info(&pdev->dev, "Created misc device /dev/%s\n",
>>>>>>>>> + data->misc.name);
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> No need to be noisy, if all goes well, your code should be quiet.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I sometimes wonder about this being noise or not, so I will slightly
>>>>>>> hijack this thread for this discussion.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> From a kernel developer point-of-view, or even from a platform
>>>>>>> developer or user with a debugging hat point-of-view, having
>>>>>>> a "device created" or "device registered" message is often very useful.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> For you, yes. For someone with 30000 devices attached to their system,
>>>>>> it is not, and causes booting to take longer than it should be.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In fact, I wish people would do this more often, so I don't have to
>>>>>>> deal with dynamic debug, or hack my way:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/media/i2c/ov5647.c b/drivers/media/i2c/ov5647.c
>>>>>>> index 4589631798c9..473549b26bb2 100644
>>>>>>> --- a/drivers/media/i2c/ov5647.c
>>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/media/i2c/ov5647.c
>>>>>>> @@ -603,7 +603,7 @@ static int ov5647_probe(struct i2c_client *client,
>>>>>>> if (ret < 0)
>>>>>>> goto error;
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> - dev_dbg(dev, "OmniVision OV5647 camera driver probed\n");
>>>>>>> + dev_info(dev, "OmniVision OV5647 camera driver probed\n");
>>>>>>> return 0;
>>>>>>> error:
>>>>>>> media_entity_cleanup(&sd->entity);
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In some subsystems, it's even a behavior I'm more or less relying on:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> $ git grep v4l2_info.*registered drivers/media/ | wc -l
>>>>>>> 26
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> And on the downsides, I can't find much. It's just one little line,
>>>>>>> that is not even noticed unless you have logging turned on.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Its better to be quiet, which is why the "default driver registration"
>>>>>> macros do not have any printk messages in them. When converting drivers
>>>>>> over to it, we made the boot process much more sane, don't try to go and
>>>>>> add messages for no good reason back in please.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> dynamic debugging can be enabled on a module and line-by-line basis,
>>>>>> even from the boot command line. So if you need debugging, you can
>>>>>> always ask someone to just reboot or unload/load the module and get the
>>>>>> message that way.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Can we by any chance make this an official policy ? I am kind of tired
>>>>> having to argue about this over and over again.
>>>>
>>>> Sure, but how does anyone make any "official policy" in the kernel? :)
>>>>
>>>> I could just go through and delete all "look ma, a new driver/device!"
>>>> messages, but that might be annoying...
>>>>
>>>
>>> Well, I really need to task.
>>
>> ???
>>
>
> Oops, typo: s/task/ask :-)
>
>>> If it's not an official policy (and won't be anytime soon?),
>>
>> The ":)" there was that we really have very few "official" policies,
>> only things that we all strongly encourage to happen. And get grumpy if
>> we see them in code reviews. Like I did here.
>>
>
> Well, not everyone gets grumpy. As I pointed out, we use this "registered"
> messages (messages or noise, seems this lie in the eye of the beholder),
> consistently across entire subsystems.

:(

>>> then what's preventing Enric from pushing this print on this driver,
>>> given he is the one maintaining the code?
>>
>> Given that he wants people to review his code, why would you tell him to
>> ignore what people are trying to tell him?
>>
>
> I'm not suggesting to ignore anyone, rather to consider all voices
> involved in each review comment.
>
>> Again, don't be noisy, it's not hard, and is how things have been
>> trending for many years now.

Ack that.


--
~Randy

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2019-06-06 23:13    [W:0.093 / U:34.452 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site