[PATCH 1/2] Initial support for Allwinner's Security ID fuses

Oliver Schinagl oliver+list at schinagl.nl
Mon Jun 10 17:43:19 EDT 2013

On 06/06/13 21:16, Andy Shevchenko wrote:

Thank you andy for your review, I do have a few questions/comments if 
you don't mind.
> On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Oliver Schinagl <oliver+list at schinagl.nl> wrote:
>> From: Oliver Schinagl <oliver at schinagl.nl>
>> +       if (likely((SID_SIZE))) {
> Extra braces.
> Use antipattern here.

While I accidentally dropped the pointer here, sorry for the confusion, 
what is antipattern? I have asked around and nobody really knew.

Wikipedia mentions it as a software development thing, but you make it 
sound like it is some sort of tool?

>> +       if (unlikely(!pdev->dev.of_node)) {
>> +               dev_err(dev, "No devicetree data available\n");
>> +               ret = -EFAULT;
>> +               goto exit;
> Plain return here and in entire function where it applies.
Why? I know there's conflicting preferences here. The general consensus 
seems, don't return mid function if you don't absolutely have to. Yet, 
you make it sound, just return wherever. I take it that really is just a 
preference? I think i see both constructs throughout the kernel. So one 
review prefers the one method, the next the other?
>> +
>> +       ret = device_create_bin_file(dev, &sid_bin_attr);
>> +       if (unlikely(ret)) {
> Any benifit of (un)likely in probe()?
Does it hurt however in any way though? It's just a compiler 
optimization isn't it.

> --
> With Best Regards,
> Andy Shevchenko
Thank you for your time, it is much appreciated :)


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