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Date:   Tue, 5 May 2020 15:35:55 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@...nel.org>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        "Rafael J . Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>,
        Aman Sharma <amanharitsh123@...il.com>,
        linux-pci@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@...gle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] driver core: platform: Clarify that IRQ 0 is
 invalid

On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 05:26:59PM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 09:07:21PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Mon, May 04, 2020 at 01:08:22PM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > > On Sat, May 02, 2020 at 08:15:37AM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > On Fri, May 01, 2020 at 05:40:41PM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > > > > From: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@...gle.com>
> > > > > 
> > > > > These interfaces return a negative error number or an IRQ:
> > > > > 
> > > > >   platform_get_irq()
> > > > >   platform_get_irq_optional()
> > > > >   platform_get_irq_byname()
> > > > >   platform_get_irq_byname_optional()
> > > > > 
> > > > > The function comments suggest checking for error like this:
> > > > > 
> > > > >   irq = platform_get_irq(...);
> > > > >   if (irq < 0)
> > > > >     return irq;
> > > > > 
> > > > > which is what most callers (~900 of 1400) do, so it's implicit
> > > > > that IRQ 0 is invalid.  But some callers check for "irq <= 0",
> > > > > and it's not obvious from the source that we never return an
> > > > > IRQ 0.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Make this more explicit by updating the comments to say that
> > > > > an IRQ number is always non-zero and adding a WARN() if we
> > > > > ever do return zero.  If we do return IRQ 0, it likely
> > > > > indicates a bug in the arch-specific parts of
> > > > > platform_get_irq().
> > > > 
> > > > I worry about adding WARN() as there are systems that do
> > > > panic_on_warn() and syzbot trips over this as well.  I don't
> > > > think that for this issue it would be a problem, but what really
> > > > is this warning about that someone could do anything with?
> > > > 
> > > > Other than that minor thing, this looks good to me, thanks for
> > > > finally clearing this up.
> > > 
> > > What I'm concerned about is an arch that returns 0.  Most drivers
> > > don't check for 0 so they'll just try to use it, and things will
> > > fail in some obscure way.  My assumption is that if there really
> > > is no IRQ, we should return -ENOENT or similar instead of 0.
> > > 
> > > I could be convinced that it's not worth warning about at all, or
> > > we could do something like the following:
> > > 
> > > diff --git a/drivers/base/platform.c b/drivers/base/platform.c
> > > index 084cf1d23d3f..4afa5875e14d 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/base/platform.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/base/platform.c
> > > @@ -220,7 +220,11 @@ int platform_get_irq_optional(struct platform_device *dev, unsigned int num)
> > >  	ret = -ENXIO;
> > >  #endif
> > >  out:
> > > -	WARN(ret == 0, "0 is an invalid IRQ number\n");
> > > +	/* Returning zero here is likely a bug in the arch IRQ code */
> > > +	if (ret == 0) {
> > > +		pr_warn("0 is an invalid IRQ number\n");
> > > +		dump_stack();
> > > +	}
> > >  	return ret;
> > >  }
> > > ...
> 
> > I like that, but you said this is something that the platform people
> > should only see when bringing up a new system, so maybe the WARN() is
> > fine.  It's not user-triggerable, so your original is ok.
> 
> Is that an ack?  Thomas, any thoughts?

Sorry, yes:

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>

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