[PATCH] hwmon: sparx5: Fix initial reading of temperature
linux at roeck-us.net
Fri Sep 4 10:08:43 EDT 2020
On 9/4/20 1:33 AM, Lars Povlsen wrote:
> Guenter Roeck writes:
>> On 9/3/20 6:47 AM, Lars Povlsen wrote:
>>> If the temperature is read before the internal calibration is
>>> completed, the driver returns -EIO. Instead it should return -EAGAIN
>>> to encourage repeating the operation.
>>> Signed-off-by: Lars Povlsen <lars.povlsen at microchip.com>
>>> drivers/hwmon/sparx5-temp.c | 2 +-
>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>> diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/sparx5-temp.c b/drivers/hwmon/sparx5-temp.c
>>> index 1a2b1026b026..98be48e3a22a 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/hwmon/sparx5-temp.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/hwmon/sparx5-temp.c
>>> @@ -56,7 +56,7 @@ static int s5_read(struct device *dev, enum hwmon_sensor_types type,
>>> case hwmon_temp_input:
>>> stat = readl_relaxed(hwmon->base + TEMP_STAT);
>>> if (!(stat & TEMP_STAT_VALID))
>>> - return -EIO;
>>> + return -EAGAIN;
>> The problem is that this may result in a hard loop and effectively hang the system,
>> or at least the calling process. It may be better to return -ENODATA in this situation.
> Thank you for your response.
> The motivation for the patch was as I tried to use thermal support to
> control a fan, and I noticed an initial quip from
> thermal_core.c:update_temperature() - it will throw a dev_warn() for
> anything else than an "EAGAIN". The EAGAIN also seems to be used by
> several other hwmon drivers in similar situations.
> The bottom line is that I would like to get rid of the warning
> message. Changing the error code to ENODATA does not fix what I am
> trying to accomplish.
Sigh. I know that -EAGAIN is used, but it has its own problems - userspace
is inclined to retry directly, causing hard loops.
Ok, lets go with -EAGAIN then. Can't be helped. I'll apply your patch.
> Do you have any suggestions on how to achieve the objective?
>>> value = stat & TEMP_STAT_TEMP;
>>> * From register documentation:
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