[PATCH v7 0/4] driver core: add probe error check helper

Andrzej Hajda a.hajda at samsung.com
Mon Jun 29 07:22:38 EDT 2020

Hi All,

Thanks for comments.

Changes since v6:
- removed leftovers from old naming scheme in commit descritions,
- added R-Bs.

Changes since v5:
- removed patch adding macro, dev_err_probe(dev, PTR_ERR(ptr), ...) should be used instead,
- added dev_dbg logging in case of -EPROBE_DEFER,
- renamed functions and vars according to comments,
- extended docs,
- cosmetics.

Original message (with small adjustments):

Recently I took some time to re-check error handling in drivers probe code,
and I have noticed that number of incorrect resource acquisition error handling
increased and there are no other propositions which can cure the situation.

So I have decided to resend my old proposition of probe_err helper which should
simplify resource acquisition error handling, it also extend it with adding defer
probe reason to devices_deferred debugfs property, which should improve debugging
experience for developers/testers.

I have also added two patches showing usage and benefits of the helper.

My dirty/ad-hoc cocci scripts shows that this helper can be used in at least 2700 places
saving about 3500 lines of code.


Andrzej Hajda (4):
  driver core: add device probe log helper
  driver core: add deferring probe reason to devices_deferred property
  drm/bridge/sii8620: fix resource acquisition error handling
  drm/bridge: lvds-codec: simplify error handling

 drivers/base/base.h                  |  3 ++
 drivers/base/core.c                  | 46 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/base/dd.c                    | 23 +++++++++++++-
 drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/lvds-codec.c  | 10 ++----
 drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/sil-sii8620.c | 21 ++++++-------
 include/linux/device.h               |  3 ++
 6 files changed, 86 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)


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