Re: [PATCH v7 21/34] i2c: tegra: Don't fall back to PIO mode if DMA configuration fails

From: Dmitry Osipenko
Date: Thu Sep 17 2020 - 11:05:38 EST

17.09.2020 14:47, Thierry Reding пишет:
> On Wed, Sep 09, 2020 at 01:39:53AM +0300, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
>> The DMA code path has been tested well enough and the DMA configuration
>> performed by tegra_i2c_config_fifo_trig() shouldn't ever fail in practice.
>> Hence let's remove the obscure transfer-mode switching in order to have a
>> cleaner and simpler code. Now I2C transfer will be failed if DMA
>> configuration fails.
>> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Osipenko <digetx@xxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-tegra.c | 18 ++++++++++--------
>> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> I'm not sure that's a good idea. It's always possible that the DMA setup
> is going to break because of something that's not related to the I2C
> driver itself. Having the system completely break instead of falling
> back to PIO mode seems like it would only complicate troubleshooting any
> such issues.

That code has zero test coverage because this problem never happens in
practice, hence it should be better to have it removed. We may consider
re-adding it back if there will be a real-world incident, okay?