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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: stmmac: Move debugfs init/exit to ->probe()/->remove()
On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 12:44:02PM +0000, Jose Abreu wrote:
> On 23-11-2018 12:21, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > From: Thierry Reding <treding@nvidia.com>
> >
> > Setting up and tearing down debugfs is current unbalanced, as seen by
> > this error during resume from suspend:
> >
> > [ 752.134067] dwc-eth-dwmac 2490000.ethernet eth0: ERROR failed to create debugfs directory
> > [ 752.134347] dwc-eth-dwmac 2490000.ethernet eth0: stmmac_hw_setup: failed debugFS registration
> >
> > The imbalance happens because the driver creates the debugfs hierarchy
> > when the device is opened and tears it down when the device is closed.
> > There's little gain in that, and it could be argued that it is even
> > surprising because it's not usually done for other devices. Fix the
> > imbalance by moving the debugfs creation and teardown to the driver's
> > ->probe() and ->remove() implementations instead.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <treding@nvidia.com>
> > ---
> >
>
> Did you test trying to dump "descriptors_status" file when
> interface is not open ? I think that's the main reason why this
> is not in probe ...

I can't say that I did. I'll run a couple more tests and see if I can
fix both of the issues.

Thierry
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