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SubjectRe: [PATCH 17/20] misc: genwqe: card_base: Do not pass unused argument 'fatal_err'
On 2020-06-30 11:10, Lee Jones wrote:
> 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 knew you would ask that ;-).

>
>> 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.

I prefer that option. I want to indicate that there are two possible
ways to recover on a problem. If we delete the currently not exploited
parameter, this information gets lost.

Regards

Frank

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