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From: "Fabio M. De Francesco" <fmdefrancesco@gmail.com>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>,
	Phillip Potter <phil@philpotter.co.uk>,
	Pavel Skripkin <paskripkin@gmail.com>,
	linux-staging@lists.linux.dev, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/3] staging: r8188eu: Shorten calls chain of rtw_read8/16/32()
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 21:05:54 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2762638.ITW8iCUxI0@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <9324065.O9NRuxeco7@localhost.localdomain>

On Friday, September 10, 2021 5:19:58 PM CEST Fabio M. De Francesco wrote:
> On Monday, September 6, 2021 4:07:26 PM CEST Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 05, 2021 at 12:00:47AM +0200, Fabio M. De Francesco wrote:
> > > Shorten the calls chain of rtw_read8/16/32() down to the actual reads.
> > > For this purpose unify the three usb_read8/16/32 into the new
> > > usb_read(); make the latter parameterizable with 'size'; embed most of
> > > the code of usbctrl_vendorreq() into usb_read() and use in it the new
> > > usb_control_msg_recv() API of USB Core.
> > > 
> > > Suggested-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > > Co-developed-by: Pavel Skripkin <paskripkin@gmail.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Pavel Skripkin <paskripkin@gmail.com>
> > > Signed-off-by: Fabio M. De Francesco <fmdefrancesco@gmail.com>
> > > ---
> > >
> > > [...]
> > > 
> > > +	while (++vendorreq_times <= MAX_USBCTRL_VENDORREQ_TIMES) {
> > > +		status = usb_control_msg_recv(udev, 0, 
> REALTEK_USB_VENQT_CMD_REQ,
> > > +					      
> REALTEK_USB_VENQT_READ, value,
> > > +					      
> REALTEK_USB_VENQT_CMD_IDX, io_buf,
> > > +					      size, 
> RTW_USB_CONTROL_MSG_TIMEOUT,
> > > +					      GFP_KERNEL);
> > > +		if (!status) {   /*  Success this control transfer. */
> > 
> > Comments go on the next line.
> > 
> > > +			rtw_reset_continual_urb_error(dvobjpriv);
> > > +			memcpy(data, io_buf, size);
> > > +		} else { /*  error cases */
> > 
> > Again, next line for the comment.
> > 
> > > +			DBG_88E("reg 0x%x, usb %s %u fail, status:
> %d vendorreq_times:%d\n",
> > > +				value, "read", size, status, 
> vendorreq_times);
> > 
> > These should be removed eventually...
> > 
> > > +
> > > +			if (status == (-ESHUTDOWN) || status == -
> ENODEV) {
> > > +				adapt->bSurpriseRemoved = true;
> > 
> > Odd, but ok...
> 
> I'm not so sure that it is OK. Please correct me if I'm wrong...
> 
> The calls chain from usb_control_msg_recv() seems to be the following:
> 
> usb_control_msg_recv/send()
>         -> usb_control_msg()
>                 -> usb_internal_control_msg()
>                         -> usb_start_wait_urb()
>                                 -> usb_submit_urb()
> 
> Each of the above functions could fail for different reasons and if so they 
> return the errors up to the first caller into "status". I can find no lines 
> of code where the above-mentioned functions set and return -ESHUTDOWN.
> 
> Unless I'm missing something obvious, "status" is a non-shared variable. 
The 
> variables that are assigned with errors in all five of the above-mentioned 
> functions are also local (non shared) variables.
> 
> To summarize: how could "status" be assigned -ESHUTDOWN? Is any point in 
the 
> chain that value assigned by a concurrent thread to a shared variable and 
> then returned up to the caller (i.e., usb_control_msg_recv())?
> 
> Since the code has this "if (status == (-ESHUTDOWN) || ...)" it expects 
that 
> sometimes it could be 'true', so I'm 100% sure that I can't see where my 
> argument is not valid... :(

Sorry, please disregard my previous message.

I found that, somewhere about a couple of function deeper in the chain,  the 
-ESHUTDOWN error code can indeed be returned. I had to read again and again 
every line of the chain until I saw that.

Fabio

> Can someone please help me to understand this topic?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Fabio
> 
> 
> 
> > 
> > > [...]
> 
> 
> 
> 





  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-10 19:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-04 22:00 [PATCH v3 0/3] staging: r8188eu: Shorten and simplify calls chain Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-04 22:00 ` [PATCH v3 1/3] staging: r8188eu: remove _io_ops structure Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-06 13:56   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-09-06 14:01     ` Pavel Skripkin
2021-09-06 14:08       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-09-06 17:19     ` Pavel Skripkin
2021-09-07  5:01       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-09-04 22:00 ` [PATCH v3 2/3] staging: r8188eu: Shorten calls chain of rtw_read8/16/32() Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-06 14:07   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-09-06 14:22     ` Pavel Skripkin
2021-09-09  7:53     ` Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-10 15:19     ` Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-10 19:05       ` Fabio M. De Francesco [this message]
2021-09-04 22:00 ` [PATCH v3 3/3] staging: r8188eu: Shorten calls chain of rtw_write8/16/32/N() Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-07 10:10   ` David Laight
2021-09-07 10:17     ` Pavel Skripkin
2021-09-09  8:11     ` Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-09-09  8:21       ` David Laight
2021-09-09  8:31         ` Fabio M. De Francesco

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