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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] watchdog: pm8916_wdt: fix pretimeout registration flow
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 10:04:12AM +0200, Loic Poulain wrote:
> Hi Guenter, Jorge,
>
> On Mon, 9 Sep 2019 at 00:50, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>
> > On 9/6/19 1:30 PM, Jorge Ramirez-Ortiz wrote:
> > > When an IRQ is present in the dts, the probe function shall fail if
> > > the interrupt can not be registered.
> > >
> >
> > The author intended differently, and did not want registration to fail
> > in this situation, following the logic that it is better to have a
> > standard watchdog without pretimeout than no watchdog at all.
> >
>
> Indeed, but I tend to agree with this change since it aligns behavior with
> other
> watchdog drivers and I assume there is a serious issue if request_irq fails.
> I suggest adding a dev_err message in such case.
>
> Copying the author; I am not inclined to accept such a change without
> > input from the driver author.
> >
> > Similar, for the deferred probe, we'll need to know from the driver author
> > if this is a concern. In general it is, but there are cases where
> > -EPROBE_DEFFER is never returned in practice (eg for some SoC watchdog
> > drivers).
> >
>
> The IRQ controller is the SPMI bus parent node whose driver (MFD_SPMI_PMIC)
> is a direct dependency of pm8916_wdt. I'm not sure in which scenario this
> could
> happen.
>
Not sure what the action item is. Accept the patch as-is (Reviewed-by
appreciated), or resubmit without the -EPROBE_DEFER check ?

Thanks,
Guenter

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