Re: [PATCH] m68k/q40: Revert "m68k/q40: Fix q40_irq_startup() to return -ENXIO on failures"

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 - 11:57:14 EST

On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 5:33 PM, Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 07/26/2014 11:21 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> I applied Nick's cleanup (which is not yet in mainline, just in the m68k repo)
>> because I thought Nick was right (in this particular case ;-), cfr. my
>> reasoning in
>> W.r.t. the signess, I didn't see the compiler warning, as the version of gcc
>> I'm using didn't print that warning. However, irq_startup() converts the
>> value returned by .irq_startup() from unsigned to signed.
>> I assume this is just a missing conversion when the genirq framework
>> itself was introduced (m68k was converted quite late)?
>> W.r.t. the actual value, any non-zero value is treated the same.
>> I can change it to 1, if that makes you feel better. If returning a non-zero
>> value here is wrong, presumable the code has been wrong since it
>> incarnation.
>> As we're close to the opening of the merge window, it would be nice
>> if we could conclude on this ;-)
> From my standpoint there are two issues here:
> 1. The whole signed/unsigned mishmash here. Pretty much any solution
> besides implicitly converting a signed value into an unsigned one
> which then gets treated as something else entirely should be acceptable
> here.
> 2. Beyond semantics, the original patch also changed the behaviour of
> the code. What previously was a soft printk() is now a hard error.
> Does it break any systems? Cornercases? I dunno, but I can assure you
> that this wasn't tested at all.

If it broke something, it was most probably broken before
commit c288bf2533e57174b90b07860c4391bcd1ea269c ("m68k/irq:
Rename irq_controller to irq_chip"), too.

It seems the Q40 hardware cannot handle this case, so considering this
a hard error looks fine to me (CC Richard Zidlicky).

> To sum it up, a solution would be welcome. The patch you currently have
> in the m68k repo isn't a solution.

OK, reverted. Thanks!



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