Re: [GIT PULL] x86 fixes
From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Wed Sep 24 2014 - 09:19:07 EST
* Matt Fleming <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Sep, at 03:08:16PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Matt Fleming <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > +/*
> > > + * There's no way to return an informative status from this function,
> > > + * because any analysis (and printing of error messages) needs to be
> > > + * done directly at the EFI function call-site.
> > > + *
> > > + * For example, EFI_INVALID_PARAMETER could indicate a bug or maybe we
> > > + * just didn't find any PCI devices, but there's no way to tell outside
> > > + * the context of the call.
> > > + */
> > > +static void setup_efi_pci(struct boot_params *params)
> > Btw., do we print proper complaints at the EFI call sites if such
> > failures do happen (and if that failure is unexpected/bad)?
> Not yet, but I've got a patch queued up for v3.18 that does this.
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