[RESEND PATCH v5 3/5] drivers core: allow probe_err accept integer and pointer types
a.hajda at samsung.com
Wed Jun 24 09:12:55 EDT 2020
On 24.06.2020 14:53, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 2:41 PM Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda at samsung.com> wrote:
>> Many resource acquisition functions return error value encapsulated in
>> pointer instead of integer value. To simplify coding we can use macro
>> which will accept both types of error.
>> With this patch user can use:
>> probe_err(dev, ptr, ...)
>> instead of:
>> probe_err(dev, PTR_ERR(ptr), ...)
>> Without loosing old functionality:
>> probe_err(dev, err, ...)
>> + * This helper implements common pattern present in probe functions for error
>> + * checking: print message if the error is not -EPROBE_DEFER and propagate it.
>> + * In case of -EPROBE_DEFER it sets defer probe reason, which can be checked
>> + * later by reading devices_deferred debugfs attribute.
>> + * It replaces code sequence:
>> + * if (err != -EPROBE_DEFER)
>> + * dev_err(dev, ...);
> Btw, we have now %pe. Can you consider to use it?
OK, I haven't noticed it finally appeared.
>> + * return err;
>> + * with
>> + * return probe_err(dev, err, ...);
>> + *
>> + * Returns @err.
>> + *
>> + */
>> +#define probe_err(dev, err, args...) __probe_err(dev, (long)(err), args)
> Can't we use PTR_ERR() here?
Nope, I want to accept both types: int and pointer.
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