From: "Uwe Kleine-König" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Thierry Reding <email@example.com>
Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
email@example.com, Michael Walle <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
email@example.com, Lee Jones <firstname.lastname@example.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: <email@example.com> (raw)
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <email@example.com>
> > ---
> > Hello Linus,
> > Thierry (who usually sends PWM patches to you) didn't react to this
> > patch sent to the pwm Mailinglist last week
> > (https://firstname.lastname@example.org)
> > 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.
Pengutronix e.K. | Uwe Kleine-König |
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next prev 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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