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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 11/24] PM / devfreq: tegra30: Add debug messages
On 19. 7. 18. 오전 12:46, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> 17.07.2019 9:45, Chanwoo Choi пишет:
>> On 19. 7. 16. 오후 10:26, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>>> 16.07.2019 15:23, Chanwoo Choi пишет:
>>>> Hi Dmitry,
>>>> Usually, the kernel log print for all users
>>>> such as changing the frequency, fail or success.
>>>> But, if the log just show the register dump,
>>>> it is not useful for all users. It is just used
>>>> for only specific developer.
>>>> I recommend that you better to add more exception handling
>>>> code on many points instead of just showing the register dump.
>>> The debug messages are not users, but for developers. Yes, I primarily
>>> made the debugging to be useful for myself and will be happy to change
>>> the way debugging is done if there will be any other active developer
>>> for this driver. The registers dump is more than enough in order to
>>> understand what's going on, I don't see any real need to change anything
>>> here for now.
>> Basically, we have to develop code and add the log for anyone.
>> As you commented, even if there are no other developer, we never
>> guarantee this assumption forever. And also, if added debug message
>> for only you, you can add them when testing it temporarily.
>> If you want to add the just register dump log for you,
>> I can't agree. Once again, I hope that anyone understand
>> the meaning of debug message as much possible as.
> The registers dump should be good for everyone because it's a
> self-explanatory information for anyone who is familiar with the
> hardware. I don't think there is a need for anything else than what is
> proposed in this patch, at least for now. I also simply don't see any
> other better way to debug the state of this particular hardware, again
> this logging is for the driver developers and not for users.
> Initially, I was temporarily adding the debug messages. Now they are
> pretty much mandatory for verifying that driver is working properly. And
> of course the debugging messages got into the shape of this patch after
> several iterations of refinements. So again, I suppose that this should
> be good enough for everyone who is familiar with the hardware. And of
> course I'm open to the constructive suggestions, the debugging aid is
> not an ABI and could be changed/improved at any time.
> You're suggesting to break down the debugging into several smaller
> pieces, but I'm finding that as not a constructive suggestion because
> the information about the full hardware state is actually necessary for
> the productive debugging.

Sorry for that as I saie, I cannot agree this patch. In my case,
I don't understand what is meaning of register dump of this patch.
I knew that just register dump are useful for real developer.

If you want to show the register dump, you better to add some feature
with debugfs for devfreq framework in order to read the register dump.
As I knew, sound framework (alsa) has the similar feature for checking
the register dump.

Best Regards,
Chanwoo Choi
Samsung Electronics

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