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Date:   Fri, 18 Dec 2020 19:57:55 +0100
From:   Bean Huo <huobean@...il.com>
To:     Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@...el.com>,
        "Martin K . Petersen" <martin.petersen@...cle.com>,
        "James E . J . Bottomley" <jejb@...ux.ibm.com>
Cc:     linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Alim Akhtar <alim.akhtar@...sung.com>,
        Avri Altman <avri.altman@....com>,
        Can Guo <cang@...eaurora.org>,
        Stanley Chu <stanley.chu@...iatek.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V3] scsi: ufs-debugfs: Add error counters

On Fri, 2020-12-18 at 20:34 +0200, Adrian Hunter wrote:
> It is OK to pass NULL or error codes as parent dentry to
> debugfs_create_...
> functions.
> 
> If ufs_debugfs_root is NULL (which won't happen) then the directory
> will be
> created in debugfs root i.e. /sys/kernel/debug, using the device
> name.
> 
> If ufs_debugfs_root is an error code, then debugfs_create_dir will
> return an
> error code, and following debugfs_create_file() will return an error
> code.
> 
> > 
> > > +    debugfs_create_file("stats", 0400, hba->debugfs_root, hba,
> > > &ufs_debugfs_stats_fops);
> > 
> >        if (!debugfs_create_file("stats", 0400, hba->debugfs_root,
> > hba,
> >                &ufs_debugfs_stats_fops)) {
> >                debugfs_remove(hba->debugfs_root);
> >                return -ENOMEM;
> 
> Being without debugfs files is not a problem, so there is no reason
> to
> return an error.  It is relatively rare in the kernel that code
> checks the
> return value of debugfs_create_file().  We really don't want to fail
> probing
> just because of debugfs.
> 
> However, because debugfs' only real resource is a small amount of
> memory, it
> is extremely unlikely it will fail in that sense.  Although you can
> force it
> to fail by adding the kernel command line parameter debugfs=off

Adrian
Sounds your choice is correct. thanks.

Reviewed-by: Bean Huo <beanhuo@...ron.com>

 

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