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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 4/4] i2c: Add multi-instantiate pseudo driver
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On 2018-08-08 12:01, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:47 PM, Peter Rosin <peda@axentia.se> wrote:
>> On 2018-08-08 11:08, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com> wrote:
>
>>>> + /* Count number of clients to instantiate */
>>>> + for (i = 0; inst_data[i].type; i++) {}
>>>> +
>>>> + multi = devm_kmalloc(dev,
>>>> + offsetof(struct i2c_multi_inst_data, clients[i]),
>>>> + GFP_KERNEL);
>>>> + if (!multi)
>>>> + return -ENOMEM;
>>>
>>> Here I see the following:
>>> - it's kinda unusual use of offsetof(), perhaps i*sizeof() + sizeof()
>>> would be more understandable
>>> - there is no guard against i == 0
>>
>> I don't see why a guard is needed?
>
> Because there is no point to have a module loaded when there is none
> client to serve.
>
>> *Your* code below needs it, but that
>> issue is not a concern for the original code.
>
> I can admit that's not a big deal, just making logic slightly more robust.
>
>> It might however be a
>> good idea to fail the probe if there are no clients to instantiate, but
>> that's a different issue...
>
> That's what I have in mind.

Ah, but there is no reason what-so-ever for i being zero. The whole point
of the driver is for cases where i > 1. Or to put it bluntly, anyone
defining a struct i2c_inst_data with zero entries deserves to be punished...

>>> multi = devm_kmalloc(sizeof(*multi), GFP_KERNEL);
>>> if (!multi)
>>> return -ENOMEM;
>>>
>>> multi->clients = devm_kcalloc(i, sizeof(*multi->clients), GFP_KERNEL);
>>> if (ZERO_PTR_OR_NULL(multi->clients))
>>> return -ENOMEM;
>>>
>>> But I would like to hear your (other's) opinion(s).
>>
>> I think using two allocations is a waste in this case.
>
> On the other hand it makes code more readable. With offsetof() it is a
> bit hard to get it on the first glance.

The driver is tiny, I think it's good if there is at least one thing that
can be a little bit interesting :-)

>>>> + if (inst_data[i].irq_idx != -1) {
>>>
>>>> = 0 sounds more robust
>>
>> But not as flexible/future-proof. Why should 0 be the only valid IRQ index?
>
> Ah, because > is used usually is a quoting character in email you
> missed the point.
> It was written as >= 0.

Ahh, good catch, that explains it.

Cheers,
Peter

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