Re: [PATCH 2/4] tpm: delete the TPM_TIS_CLK_ENABLE flag

From: Jarkko Sakkinen
Date: Fri Dec 22 2017 - 13:38:19 EST

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 07:26:03PM +0100, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> On 12/20/2017 07:10 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 03:19:19PM +0000, Shaikh, Azhar wrote:
> >>> This flag is only used to warn if CLKRUN_EN wasn't disabled on Braswell
> >>> systems, but the only way this can happen is if the code is not correct.
> >>>
> >>> So it's an unnecessary check that just makes the code harder to read.
> >>
> >> This code was implemented as a suggestion from Jason on the previous patches.
> >>
> >
> > The concept was to be like ASSERT_RTNL, maybe it just needs a suitably
> > named static inline to addrress Javier's readability concerns?
> >
> I really think is not worth it and pollutes all the tpm_tcg_{read,write}
> functions with those is_bsw() and flags checks. Your example is different
> since is a core API used by in lot of places in the kernel, but it's not
> the case here.
> But I don't have a strong opinion either, it was Jarkko who questioned
> the value of the flag so I can drop this patch too if you disagree with
> the change. I'm mostly interested in PATCH 4/4 that's the actual fix.

Not going to fight over this one. I would apply the patch but if there
is strong opposition I can reconsider.