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Date:   Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:57:03 +0100 (CET)
From:   Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...ia.fr>
To:     Alexandru Ardelean <ardeleanalex@...il.com>
cc:     Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@...il.com>,
        Robo Bot <apw@...onical.com>,
        Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean@...log.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        cocci <cocci@...teme.lip6.fr>
Subject: Re: [Cocci] Proposal for a new checkpatch check; matching _set_drvdata()
 & _get_drvdata()



On Fri, 20 Nov 2020, Alexandru Ardelean wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 12:47 PM Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...ia.fr> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 19 Nov 2020, Joe Perches wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, 2020-11-19 at 17:16 +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 4:09 PM Alexandru Ardelean
> > > > <ardeleanalex@...il.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hey,
> > > > >
> > > > > So, I stumbled on a new check that could be added to checkpatch.
> > > > > Since it's in Perl, I'm reluctant to try it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Seems many drivers got to a point where they now call (let's say)
> > > > > spi_set_drvdata(), but never access that information via
> > > > > spi_get_drvdata().
> > > > > Reasons for this seem to be:
> > > > > 1. They got converted to device-managed functions and there is no
> > > > > longer a remove hook to require the _get_drvdata() access
> > > > > 2. They look like they were copied from a driver that had a
> > > > > _set_drvdata() and when the code got finalized, the _set_drvdata() was
> > > > > omitted
> > > > >
> > > > > There are a few false positives that I can notice at a quick look,
> > > > > like the data being set via some xxx_set_drvdata() and retrieved via a
> > > > > dev_get_drvdata().
> > > >
> > > > I can say quite a few. And this makes a difference.
> > > > So, basically all drivers that are using PM callbacks would rather use
> > > > dev_get_drvdata() rather than bus specific.
> > > >
> > > > > I think checkpatch reporting these as well would be acceptable simply
> > > > > from a reviewability perspective.
> > > > >
> > > > > I did a shell script to quickly check these. See below.
> > > > > It's pretty badly written but it is enough for me to gather a list.
> > > > > And I wrote it in 5 minutes :P
> > > > > I initially noticed this in some IIO drivers, and then I suspected
> > > > > that this may be more widespread.
> > > >
> > > > It seems more suitable for coccinelle.
> > >
> > > To me as well.
> >
> > To me as well, since it seems to involve nonlocal information.
> >
> > I'm not sure to understand the original shell script. Is there
> > something interesting about pci_set_drvdata?
>
> Ah, it's a stupid script I wrote in 5 minutes, so I did not bother to
> make things smart.
> In the text-matching I did in shell, there are some entries that come
> from comments and docs.
> It's only about 3-4 entries, so I just did a visual/manual ignore.
>
> In essence:
> The script searches for all strings that contain _set_drvdata.
> The separators are whitespace.
> It creates a list of all  xxxx_set_drvdata functions.
> For each xxxx_set_drvdata function:
>     It checks all files that have a xxxx_set_drvdata entry, but no
> xxxx_get_drvdata

OK, but I have the impression that you want to ignore pci_set_drvdata for
some reason?  Or did I misunderstand?

julia

>
> I piped this output into a file and started manually checking the drivers.
> There is one [I forget which function] that is xxxx_set_drvdata() but
> equivalent is xxxx_drvdata()
>
> As Andy said, some precautions must be taken in places where
> xxxx_set_drvdata() is called but dev_get_drvdata() is used.
> Cases like PM suspend/resume calls.
> And there may be some cases outside this context.
>
>
> >
> > julia
>

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