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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/3] driver core: add deferring probe reason to devices_deferred property
On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 11:22:46AM +0100, Andrzej Hajda wrote:
> /sys/kernel/debug/devices_deferred property contains list of deferred devices.
> This list does not contain reason why the driver deferred probe, the patch
> improves it.
> The natural place to set the reason is probe_err function introduced recently,
> ie. if probe_err will be called with -EPROBE_DEFER instead of printk the message
> will be attached to deferred device and printed when user read devices_deferred
> property.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@samsung.com>
> Reviewed-by: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
> Reviewed-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm@redhat.com>
> Reviewed-by: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>
> ---
> v4:
> - removed NULL check before kfree,
> - coding style tweaking.
> v3:
> - adjusted deferred_devs_show, to accept newline ended messages,
> - changed conditonal check to positive,
> - added R-b by Andy.
> v2:
> - changed __deferred_probe_set_msg args - like in __dev_printk, fits better,
> - use kasprintf instead of bunch of code,
> - keep consistent format of devices_deferred lines,
> - added R-Bs (again I hope changes above are not against it).
> ---
> ---
> drivers/base/base.h | 3 +++
> drivers/base/core.c | 9 +++++----
> drivers/base/dd.c | 21 ++++++++++++++++++++-
> 3 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/base/base.h b/drivers/base/base.h
> index 7a419a7a6235..effbd5e7f9f1 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/base.h
> +++ b/drivers/base/base.h
> @@ -75,6 +75,7 @@ struct device_private {
> struct klist_node knode_driver;
> struct klist_node knode_bus;
> struct list_head deferred_probe;
> + char *deferred_probe_msg;
> struct device *device;
> };
> #define to_device_private_parent(obj) \
> @@ -113,6 +114,8 @@ extern void device_release_driver_internal(struct device *dev,
> extern void driver_detach(struct device_driver *drv);
> extern int driver_probe_device(struct device_driver *drv, struct device *dev);
> extern void driver_deferred_probe_del(struct device *dev);
> +extern void __deferred_probe_set_msg(const struct device *dev,
> + struct va_format *vaf);
> static inline int driver_match_device(struct device_driver *drv,
> struct device *dev)
> {
> diff --git a/drivers/base/core.c b/drivers/base/core.c
> index 7f644f3c41d3..d3eb5aeeaa28 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/core.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/core.c
> @@ -3108,6 +3108,7 @@ define_dev_printk_level(_dev_info, KERN_INFO);
> *
> * This helper implements common pattern present in probe functions for error
> * checking: print message if the error is not -EPROBE_DEFER and propagate it.
> + * In case of -EPROBE_DEFER it sets defer probe reason.
> * It replaces code sequence:
> * if (err != -EPROBE_DEFER)
> * dev_err(dev, ...);
> @@ -3123,14 +3124,14 @@ int probe_err(const struct device *dev, int err, const char *fmt, ...)
> struct va_format vaf;
> va_list args;
>
> - if (err == -EPROBE_DEFER)
> - return err;
> -
> va_start(args, fmt);
> vaf.fmt = fmt;
> vaf.va = &args;
>
> - dev_err(dev, "error %d: %pV", err, &vaf);
> + if (err == -EPROBE_DEFER)
> + __deferred_probe_set_msg(dev, &vaf);
> + else
> + dev_err(dev, "error %d: %pV", err, &vaf);
>
> va_end(args);
>
> diff --git a/drivers/base/dd.c b/drivers/base/dd.c
> index 88713f182086..857aa4d1d45d 100644
> --- a/drivers/base/dd.c
> +++ b/drivers/base/dd.c
> @@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
> #include <linux/async.h>
> #include <linux/pm_runtime.h>
> #include <linux/pinctrl/devinfo.h>
> +#include <linux/slab.h>
>
> #include "base.h"
> #include "power/power.h"
> @@ -132,6 +133,8 @@ void driver_deferred_probe_del(struct device *dev)
> if (!list_empty(&dev->p->deferred_probe)) {
> dev_dbg(dev, "Removed from deferred list\n");
> list_del_init(&dev->p->deferred_probe);
> + kfree(dev->p->deferred_probe_msg);
> + dev->p->deferred_probe_msg = NULL;
> }
> mutex_unlock(&deferred_probe_mutex);
> }
> @@ -202,6 +205,21 @@ void device_unblock_probing(void)
> driver_deferred_probe_trigger();
> }
>
> +/*
> + * __deferred_probe_set_msg() - Set defer probe reason message for device
> + */
> +void __deferred_probe_set_msg(const struct device *dev, struct va_format *vaf)
> +{
> + const char *drv = dev_driver_string(dev);
> +
> + mutex_lock(&deferred_probe_mutex);
> +
> + kfree(dev->p->deferred_probe_msg);
> + dev->p->deferred_probe_msg = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "%s: %pV", drv, vaf);

Why do you also need the dev driver string here? Don't you get it
automatically when you print out the list in deferred_devs_show()?

How about we just wait on this patch, it seems very unneeded. Or at
least I can't see who would need this, what can a user do with this
information?

thanks,

greg k-h

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