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From: Robert Richter <rrichter@marvell.com>
To: James Morse <james.morse@arm.com>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>, Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>,
	"Mauro Carvalho Chehab" <mchehab@kernel.org>,
	"linux-edac@vger.kernel.org" <linux-edac@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 12/21] EDAC, ghes: Add support for legacy API counters
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:27:23 +0000
Message-ID: <20190626102714.j6kvgx67dsytnktd@rric.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <043a14f2-3d08-bc81-3a7e-b275179ec1c0@arm.com>

On 26.06.19 10:33:28, James Morse wrote:
> On 20/06/2019 07:55, Robert Richter wrote:

> > It is not that I am keen on fixing legacy edac sysfs. It just happens
> > while unifying the error handlers in ghes_edac and edac_mc. As I see
> > you are reluctant on just letting it go, let's just disable
> > EDAC_LEGACY_SYSFS for ARM64.
> 
> That would break other drivers where those legacy counters expose valid values.
> 
> You're painting me as some kind of stubborn villan here. You're right my initial reaction
> was 'what for?'. Adding new support for legacy counters that have never worked with
> ghes_edac looks like the wrong thing to do.
> 
> But unfortunately edac-utils is still using this legacy interface.

I am sorry for mis-understanding you here. I haven't seen your
motivation for this which is now clear to me.

> If we're going to fix it, could we fix it properly? (separate series that can be
> backported to stable).

I see your point here. This is also the reason why I (try to) put
fixes at the beginning of a series to allow backports to stable (or
distros). Clearly, this must be better separated here.

> > Though, I don't agree with it as there
> > still could be some userland tools that use this interface that cannot
> > be used any longer after a transition from x86 to arm64.
> 
> I don't think this is the right thing to do. ghes_edac's behaviour should not change
> between architectures.
> 
> 
> Where we aren't agreeing is how we fix bugs:
> 
> Its either broken, and no-one cares, we should remove it.
> Or, we should fix it and those fixes should go to stable.
> 
> We can't mix fixes and features in a patch series, as the fixes then can't easily be
> backported. If its ever in doubt, the patches should still be as separate fixes so the
> maintainer can decide.

I will better separate fix here and update in the next v3.

Thanks and sorry again,

-Robert

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Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-29  8:44 [PATCH 00/21] EDAC, mc, ghes: Fixes and updates to improve memory error reporting Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 01/21] EDAC, mc: Fix edac_mc_find() in case no device is found Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 02/21] EDAC: Fixes to use put_device() after device_add() errors Robert Richter
2019-06-11 17:28   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-06-12 17:17     ` Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 03/21] EDAC: Kill EDAC_DIMM_PTR() macro Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 04/21] EDAC: Kill EDAC_DIMM_OFF() macro Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 05/21] EDAC: Introduce mci_for_each_dimm() iterator Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 06/21] EDAC, mc: Cleanup _edac_mc_free() code Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 07/21] EDAC, mc: Remove per layer counters Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 08/21] EDAC, mc: Rework edac_raw_mc_handle_error() to use struct dimm_info Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 09/21] EDAC, ghes: Use standard kernel macros for page calculations Robert Richter
2019-05-29 15:13   ` James Morse
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 10/21] EDAC, ghes: Remove pvt->detail_location string Robert Richter
2019-05-29 15:13   ` James Morse
2019-06-12 18:13     ` Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 11/21] EDAC, ghes: Unify trace_mc_event() code with edac_mc driver Robert Richter
2019-05-29 15:12   ` James Morse
2019-06-03 13:10     ` Robert Richter
2019-06-04 17:15       ` James Morse
2019-06-13 22:23         ` Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 12/21] EDAC, ghes: Add support for legacy API counters Robert Richter
2019-05-29 15:13   ` James Morse
2019-06-12 18:41     ` Robert Richter
2019-06-19 17:22       ` James Morse
2019-06-20  6:55         ` Robert Richter
2019-06-26  9:33           ` James Morse
2019-06-26 10:27             ` Robert Richter [this message]
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 13/21] EDAC, ghes: Rework memory hierarchy detection Robert Richter
2019-05-29 15:06   ` James Morse
2019-05-31 13:41     ` Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 14/21] EDAC, ghes: Extract numa node information for each dimm Robert Richter
2019-05-29 17:51   ` James Morse
2019-06-13 20:52     ` Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 15/21] EDAC, ghes: Moving code around ghes_edac_register() Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 16/21] EDAC, ghes: Create one memory controller device per node Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 17/21] EDAC, ghes: Fill sysfs with the DMI DIMM label information Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 18/21] EDAC, mc: Introduce edac_mc_alloc_by_dimm() for per dimm allocation Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 19/21] EDAC, ghes: Identify dimm by node, card, module and handle Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 20/21] EDAC, ghes: Enable per-layer reporting based on card/module Robert Richter
2019-05-29  8:44 ` [PATCH 21/21] EDAC, Documentation: Describe CPER module definition and DIMM ranks Robert Richter
2019-05-29 14:54 ` [PATCH 00/21] EDAC, mc, ghes: Fixes and updates to improve memory error reporting Borislav Petkov
2019-05-31 14:48   ` Robert Richter

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