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SubjectRe: [PATCH -next] powerpc/powernv: Fix debugfs_simple_attr.cocci warnings
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YueHaibing <yuehaibing@huawei.com> writes:
> Use DEFINE_DEBUGFS_ATTRIBUTE rather than DEFINE_SIMPLE_ATTRIBUTE
> for debugfs files.
>
> Semantic patch information:
> Rationale: DEFINE_SIMPLE_ATTRIBUTE + debugfs_create_file()
> imposes some significant overhead as compared to
> DEFINE_DEBUGFS_ATTRIBUTE + debugfs_create_file_unsafe().

Sorry this isn't detailed enough for me to actually understand the
pros/cons of this patch.

Perhaps I'm expected to know it, but I don't.

I had a look at what each macro produces and it wasn't obvious to me
what the benefit is.

cheers

> Generated by: scripts/coccinelle/api/debugfs/debugfs_simple_attr.cocci
>
> Signed-off-by: YueHaibing <yuehaibing@huawei.com>
> ---
> arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/memtrace.c | 8 ++++----
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/memtrace.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/memtrace.c
> index 84d038e..0cb6548 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/memtrace.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/memtrace.c
> @@ -311,8 +311,8 @@ static int memtrace_enable_get(void *data, u64 *val)
> return 0;
> }
>
> -DEFINE_SIMPLE_ATTRIBUTE(memtrace_init_fops, memtrace_enable_get,
> - memtrace_enable_set, "0x%016llx\n");
> +DEFINE_DEBUGFS_ATTRIBUTE(memtrace_init_fops, memtrace_enable_get,
> + memtrace_enable_set, "0x%016llx\n");
>
> static int memtrace_init(void)
> {
> @@ -321,8 +321,8 @@ static int memtrace_init(void)
> if (!memtrace_debugfs_dir)
> return -1;
>
> - debugfs_create_file("enable", 0600, memtrace_debugfs_dir,
> - NULL, &memtrace_init_fops);
> + debugfs_create_file_unsafe("enable", 0600, memtrace_debugfs_dir, NULL,
> + &memtrace_init_fops);
>
> return 0;
> }

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