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From: "Uwe Kleine-König" <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
To: Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-pwm@vger.kernel.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc>,
	kernel@pengutronix.de, Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND for 5.10] pwm: sl28cpld: fix getting driver data in pwm callbacks
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2020 14:51:02 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20201204135102.foq5gvvzfcwbwphh@pengutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <X8oubGP9CvoOQKtF@ulmo>

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Hello Thierry,

On Fri, Dec 04, 2020 at 01:41:16PM +0100, Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 09:41:42AM +0100, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> > Currently .get_state() and .apply() use dev_get_drvdata() on the struct
> > device related to the pwm chip. This only works after .probe() called
> > platform_set_drvdata() which in this driver happens only after
> > pwmchip_add() and so comes possibly too late.
> > 
> > Instead of setting the driver data earlier use the traditional
> > container_of approach as this way the driver data is conceptually and
> > computational nearer.
> > 
> > Fixes: 9db33d221efc ("pwm: Add support for sl28cpld PWM controller")
> > Tested-by: Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc>
> > Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
> > ---
> > Hello Linus,
> > 
> > Thierry (who usually sends PWM patches to you) didn't react to this
> > patch sent to the pwm Mailinglist last week
> > (https://lore.kernel.org/r/20201124212432.3117322-1-u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de)
> > yet.
> > 
> > Given v5.10 isn't far away any more and I don't know when Thierry will
> > take a look and act, I'm sending this directly to you. The affected
> > driver was new in 5.10-rc1 and at least once the unpatched driver
> > created an oops:
> > 
> > 	https://lavalab.kontron.com/scheduler/job/108#L950
> > 
> > Michael Walle who tested this patch is the original author of the
> > driver. IMHO it would be good to have this fixed before 5.10.
> > 
> > If you prefer a pull request, I can setup something (but I don't have
> > access to Thierry's tree, so it will be for a repository that's new to
> > you).
> > 
> > Best regards
> > Uwe
> > 
> >  drivers/pwm/pwm-sl28cpld.c | 6 ++++--
> >  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> I thought I had seen you discuss this with Lee and gotten the impression
> that you were going to respin this to move the platform_set_drvdata() to
> an earlier point, which I think is the more correct approach.

Lee asked on irc why I didn't move the platform_set_drvdata to an
earlier stage and I told him why. Then the conversation was over.

> container_of() isn't exactly wrong, but it's really just papering over
> the fact that platform_set_drvdata() is in the wrong place, so I'd
> prefer a patch that does that instead.

platfrom_set_drvdata is in a perfectly fine position if you only rely on
it in the platform_driver's remove callback which is the case with my
patch. I wrote in my commit log

| Instead of setting the driver data earlier use the traditional
| container_of approach as this way the driver data is conceptually and
| computational nearer.

which is still think to be true. The main thing I don't like about the
platform_set_drvdata approach is that you have to rely on
dev_get_drvdata() returning the value set with platform_set_drvdata()
which IMHO is an implementation detail of the platform driver code.

> Now, I can no longer find a link to the discussion that I recall, so it
> was either on IRC (where I don't have any logs) or I'm loosing my mind.

It was on IRC but I thought to have written an email about this, too.
But I don't find it either.

> I'll prepare a patch that moves platform_set_drvdata() for Michael to
> test. If that works I'll send a PR with fixes to Linus early next week.

You're late, Linus already merged my patch.

Best regards
Uwe


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Pengutronix e.K.                           | Uwe Kleine-König            |
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-12-04 13:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-03  8:41 Uwe Kleine-König
2020-12-04 12:41 ` Thierry Reding
2020-12-04 13:24   ` Lee Jones
2020-12-04 14:03     ` Uwe Kleine-König
2020-12-04 13:51   ` Uwe Kleine-König [this message]
2020-12-04 16:08     ` Thierry Reding
2020-12-04 20:06       ` Uwe Kleine-König

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