Re: [RFC PATCH v4 13/28] efi: Update efi_mem_type() to return defined EFI mem types

From: Tom Lendacky
Date: Thu Feb 23 2017 - 12:28:23 EST

On 2/21/2017 6:05 AM, Matt Fleming wrote:
On Thu, 16 Feb, at 09:44:57AM, Tom Lendacky wrote:
Update the efi_mem_type() to return EFI_RESERVED_TYPE instead of a
hardcoded 0.

Signed-off-by: Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@xxxxxxx>
arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
index a15cf81..6407103 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
@@ -1037,7 +1037,7 @@ u32 efi_mem_type(unsigned long phys_addr)
efi_memory_desc_t *md;

if (!efi_enabled(EFI_MEMMAP))
- return 0;

for_each_efi_memory_desc(md) {
if ((md->phys_addr <= phys_addr) &&
@@ -1045,7 +1045,7 @@ u32 efi_mem_type(unsigned long phys_addr)
(md->num_pages << EFI_PAGE_SHIFT))))
return md->type;
- return 0;

I see what you're getting at here, but arguably the return value in
these cases never should have been zero to begin with (your change
just makes that more obvious).

Returning EFI_RESERVED_TYPE implies an EFI memmap entry exists for
this address, which is misleading because it doesn't in the hunks
you've modified above.

Instead, could you look at returning a negative error value in the
usual way we do in the Linux kernel, and update the function prototype
to match? I don't think any callers actually require the return type
to be u32.

I can do that, I'll change the return type to an int. For the
!efi_enabled I can return -ENOTSUPP and for when an entry isn't
found I can return -EINVAL. Sound good?

The ia64 arch is the only other arch that defines the function. It
has just a single return 0 that I'll change to -EINVAL.