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SubjectRe: [PATCH 17/20] misc: genwqe: card_base: Do not pass unused argument 'fatal_err'
On Tue, 30 Jun 2020, haver wrote:

> On 2020-06-29 16:04, Lee Jones wrote:
> > 'fatal_err' is taken as an argument to a static function which is only
> > invoked once. During this invocation 'fatal_err' is not set. There
> > doesn't appear to be a good reason to keep it around.
> >
> > Also fixes the following W=1 kernel build warning:
> >
> > drivers/misc/genwqe/card_base.c:588: warning: Function parameter or
> > member 'fatal_err' not described in 'genwqe_recover_card'
> >
> > Cc: Michael Jung <mijung@gmx.net>
> > Cc: Michael Ruettger <michael@ibmra.de>
> > Cc: Frank Haverkamp <haver@linux.ibm.com>
> > Cc: Joerg-Stephan Vogt <jsvogt@de.ibm.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
> > ---
> > drivers/misc/genwqe/card_base.c | 18 +++---------------
> > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/misc/genwqe/card_base.c
> > b/drivers/misc/genwqe/card_base.c
> > index bceebf49de2d5..809a6f46f6de3 100644
> > --- a/drivers/misc/genwqe/card_base.c
> > +++ b/drivers/misc/genwqe/card_base.c
> > @@ -569,30 +569,18 @@ static int genwqe_stop(struct genwqe_dev *cd)
> >
> > /**
> > * genwqe_recover_card() - Try to recover the card if it is possible
> > - *
> > - * If fatal_err is set no register access is possible anymore. It is
> > - * likely that genwqe_start fails in that situation. Proper error
> > - * handling is required in this case.
> > + * @cd: GenWQE device information
> > *
> > * genwqe_bus_reset() will cause the pci code to call genwqe_remove()
> > * and later genwqe_probe() for all virtual functions.
> > */
> > -static int genwqe_recover_card(struct genwqe_dev *cd, int fatal_err)
> > +static int genwqe_recover_card(struct genwqe_dev *cd)
> > {
> > int rc;
> > struct pci_dev *pci_dev = cd->pci_dev;
> >
> > genwqe_stop(cd);
> >
> > - /*
> > - * Make sure chip is not reloaded to maintain FFDC. Write SLU
> > - * Reset Register, CPLDReset field to 0.
> > - */
> > - if (!fatal_err) {
> > - cd->softreset = 0x70ull;
> > - __genwqe_writeq(cd, IO_SLC_CFGREG_SOFTRESET, cd->softreset);
> > - }
> > -
> > rc = genwqe_bus_reset(cd);
> > if (rc != 0) {
> > dev_err(&pci_dev->dev,
> > @@ -958,7 +946,7 @@ static int genwqe_health_thread(void *data)
> >
> > cd->card_state = GENWQE_CARD_FATAL_ERROR;
> >
> > - rc = genwqe_recover_card(cd, 0);
> > + rc = genwqe_recover_card(cd);
> > if (rc < 0) {
> > /* FIXME Card is unusable and needs unbind! */
> > goto fatal_error;
>
> I think this one I want to keep. Since fatal_err is 0, !fatal_error is 1 and
> the register write is actually executed.

Ah yes, good catch.

What if we *always* did instead then?

> I also want to keep the parameter even though it is only used with 0. The
> register bit causes a less drastic recovery, but if we would discover that
> that is not working ok, we rather discard the debug data we get in this case
> instead of letting the recovery fail. I think it does not hurt to keep it.

I'm not 100% against it, but it is dead code.

> Maybe you can add a comment?

If you really want to keep it, I can just update the kerneldoc
instead.

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