Re: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH RESEND] drm/i915: Fix pipe/transcoder enum mismatches

From: Grant Grundler
Date: Fri Jul 14 2017 - 13:32:57 EST

On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 2:11 AM, Jani Nikula
<jani.nikula@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jul 2017, StÃphane Marchesin <stephane.marchesin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> So, if you think this is wrong, can you fix this warning in a way that
>> you'd like?
> As I replied previously [1], with more background, fixing the warnings
> properly, in a way that actually improves the code instead of making it
> worse, would mean a bunch of churn that's not just purely mechanical
> conversion.

That's fair.

> Unless you can point out a bug which is actually caused by mixing the
> types (which is mostly intentional, see the background) I have a hard
> time telling people this should be a priority.

This feels like "can't see the forest because of the trees".

The original patch was submitted in order to compile cleanly using
clang and the above suggests using clang is not important. Using
clang is important to Matthias and the Chrome OS organization for many
good reasons - including better warnings.

The original patch message was clear that clang was generating the
warning. This isn't the only patch mka has sent to kernel devs. What
one can infer is Chrome OS is trying to move to clang (like other
Google products _already_ have.) My impression is all these products
are a priority to Intel - but it would be good to know otherwise.

> Definitely something we'd
> like to do in the long run and pedantically correct (and I tend to
> prefer code that way) but we certainly have more important things to do.

The long run is now. Everyone agrees the code should change and you
don't have to do it. Matthias submitted an unacceptable patch and
giving him some concrete guidance on what would be acceptable would
enable him to implement/test it (or anyone else could for that
matter). Can you do that?

Just give an example of what the "right" API looks like and see where it goes.


> BR,
> Jani.
> [1]
> --
> Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center