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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 02/16] bus: mhi: core: Add support for registering MHI controllers
On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 11:20:55AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:11:30AM +0530, Manivannan Sadhasivam wrote:
> > Hi Greg,
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 06, 2020 at 05:57:55PM +0100, Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 07:19:55PM +0530, Manivannan Sadhasivam wrote:
> > > > --- /dev/null
> > > > +++ b/drivers/bus/mhi/core/init.c
> > > > @@ -0,0 +1,407 @@
> > > > +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> > > > +/*
> > > > + * Copyright (c) 2018-2020, The Linux Foundation. All rights reserved.
> > > > + *
> > > > + */
> > > > +
> > > > +#define dev_fmt(fmt) "MHI: " fmt
> > >
> > > This should not be needed, right? The bus/device name should give you
> > > all you need here from what I can tell. So why is this needed?
> > >
> >
> > The log will have only the device name as like PCI-E. But that won't specify
> > where the error is coming from. Having "MHI" prefix helps the users to
> > quickly identify that the error is coming from MHI stack.
>
> If the driver binds properly to the device, the name of the driver will
> be there in the message, so I suggest using that please.
>
> No need for this prefix...
>

So the driver name will be in the log but that won't help identifying where
the log is coming from. This is more important for MHI since it reuses the
`struct device` of the transport device like PCI-E. For instance, below is
the log without MHI prefix:

[ 47.355582] ath11k_pci 0000:01:00.0: Requested to power on
[ 47.355724] ath11k_pci 0000:01:00.0: Power on setup success

As you can see, this gives the assumption that the log is coming from the
ath11k_pci driver. But the reality is, it is coming from MHI bus.

With the prefix added, we will get below:

[ 47.355582] ath11k_pci 0000:01:00.0: MHI: Requested to power on
[ 47.355724] ath11k_pci 0000:01:00.0: MHI: Power on setup success

IMO, the prefix will give users a clear idea of logs and that will be very
useful for debugging.

Hope this clarifies.

Thanks,
Mani

> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

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