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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 17:19:58 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9324065.O9NRuxeco7@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YTYgnrvwxNt4+CvR@kroah.com>

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... :(

Can someone please help me to understand this topic?

Thanks,

Fabio



> 
> > [...]




  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-09-10 15:20 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 [this message]
2021-09-10 19:05       ` Fabio M. De Francesco
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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