[PATCH v2 3/6] vfio: platform: reset: calxedaxgmac: add reset function registration

Eric Auger eric.auger at linaro.org
Thu Oct 22 05:29:02 PDT 2015

On 10/22/2015 02:09 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Thursday 22 October 2015 13:54:42 Eric Auger wrote:
>> On 10/22/2015 12:13 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> On Thursday 22 October 2015 11:41:59 Eric Auger wrote:
>>>> This patch adds the reset function registration/unregistration.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Eric Auger <eric.auger at linaro.org>
>>> Looks good, except one thing:
>>>> @@ -70,6 +69,8 @@ int vfio_platform_calxedaxgmac_reset(struct vfio_platform_device *vdev)
>>>>                      return -ENOMEM;
>>>>      }
>>>> +    pr_info("VFIO reset of %s\n", vdev->name);
>>>> +
>>>>      /* disable IRQ */
>>>>      writel(0, reg.ioaddr + XGMAC_DMA_INTR_ENA);
>>> This probably slipped in from debugging, please remove it.
>> Well actually this is not an oversight but some unappropriate tracing
>> attempt I am afraid. I wanted to add a trace useful for the end-user to
>> make sure the VFIO reset function was called. Do you forbid that or do
>> recommend to use another tracing mechanism/level? In the past I tried
>> dynamic tracing but with module loading mechanism I found it not that handy.
> If you think it's useful to have in the long run, it should be a separate
> patch with a description what it's good for, rather than a side-effect of
> an unrelated patch. It just looked to me like it's something you do
> while debugging the reset code, rather than while using it.
> Implementation-wise, you should use dev_info() instead of pr_info() where
> possible, and it probably makes sense to put this into the vfio_platform
> driver before calling the reset function, for consistency between the
> drivers.
OK thanks

Best Regards

> 	Arnd

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