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Date:   Wed, 1 May 2019 03:29:36 +0100 (BST)
From:   "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@...ux-mips.org>
To:     "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <info@...ux.net>
cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        andrew@...id.au, andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com, vz@...ia.com,
        slemieux.tyco@...il.com, khilman@...libre.com, liviu.dudau@....com,
        sudeep.holla@....com, lorenzo.pieralisi@....com,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, jacmet@...site.dk,
        linux@...sktech.co.nz, matthias.bgg@...il.com,
        linux-mips@...r.kernel.org, linux-serial@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-ia64@...r.kernel.org, linux-amlogic@...ts.infradead.org,
        linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, sparclinux@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 06/41] drivers: tty: serial: sb1250-duart: use dev_err()
 instead of printk()

On Sat, 27 Apr 2019, Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult wrote:

> diff --git a/drivers/tty/serial/sb1250-duart.c b/drivers/tty/serial/sb1250-duart.c
> index 329aced..655961c 100644
> --- a/drivers/tty/serial/sb1250-duart.c
> +++ b/drivers/tty/serial/sb1250-duart.c
> @@ -663,7 +663,6 @@ static void sbd_release_port(struct uart_port *uport)
>  
>  static int sbd_map_port(struct uart_port *uport)
>  {
> -	const char *err = KERN_ERR "sbd: Cannot map MMIO\n";
>  	struct sbd_port *sport = to_sport(uport);
>  	struct sbd_duart *duart = sport->duart;
>  
> @@ -671,7 +670,7 @@ static int sbd_map_port(struct uart_port *uport)
>  		uport->membase = ioremap_nocache(uport->mapbase,
>  						 DUART_CHANREG_SPACING);
>  	if (!uport->membase) {
> -		printk(err);
> +		dev_err(uport->dev, "Cannot map MMIO (base)\n");
>  		return -ENOMEM;
>  	}
>  
> @@ -679,7 +678,7 @@ static int sbd_map_port(struct uart_port *uport)
>  		sport->memctrl = ioremap_nocache(duart->mapctrl,
>  						 DUART_CHANREG_SPACING);
>  	if (!sport->memctrl) {
> -		printk(err);
> +		dev_err(uport->dev, "Cannot map MMIO (ctrl)\n");
>  		iounmap(uport->membase);
>  		uport->membase = NULL;
>  		return -ENOMEM;

 Hmm, what's the point to have separate messages, which consume extra 
memory, for a hardly if at all possible error condition?

  Maciej

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