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Date:   Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:02:28 +0530
From:   Anirudh Rayabharam <mail@...rudhrb.com>
To:     mcgrof@...nel.org, gregkh@...uxfoundation.org, rafael@...nel.org,
        skhan@...uxfoundation.org
Cc:     Anirudh Rayabharam <mail@...rudhrb.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel-mentees@...ts.linuxfoundation.org
Subject: [PATCH v6 1/2] firmware_loader: use -ETIMEDOUT instead of -EAGAIN in fw_load_sysfs_fallback

The only motivation for using -EAGAIN in commit 0542ad88fbdd81bb
("firmware loader: Fix _request_firmware_load() return val for fw load
abort") was to distinguish the error from -ENOMEM, and so there is no
real reason in keeping it. Keeping -ETIMEDOU is much telling of what the
reason for a failure is, so just use that.

The rest is just trying to document a bit more of the motivations for the
error codes, as otherwise we'd lose this information easily.

Suggested-by: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@...nel.org>
Signed-off-by: Anirudh Rayabharam <mail@...rudhrb.com>
---
 drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c | 34 +++++++++++++++++--------
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c b/drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c
index 91899d185e31..1db94165feaf 100644
--- a/drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c
+++ b/drivers/base/firmware_loader/fallback.c
@@ -70,7 +70,29 @@ static inline bool fw_sysfs_loading(struct fw_priv *fw_priv)
 
 static inline int fw_sysfs_wait_timeout(struct fw_priv *fw_priv,  long timeout)
 {
-	return __fw_state_wait_common(fw_priv, timeout);
+	int ret = __fw_state_wait_common(fw_priv, timeout);
+
+	/*
+	 * A signal could be sent to abort a wait. Consider Android's init
+	 * gettting a SIGCHLD, which in turn was the same process issuing the
+	 * sysfs store call for the fallback. In such cases we want to be able
+	 * to tell apart in userspace when a signal caused a failure on the
+	 * wait. In such cases we'd get -ERESTARTSYS.
+	 *
+	 * Likewise though another race can happen and abort the load earlier.
+	 *
+	 * In either case the situation is interrupted so we just inform
+	 * userspace of that and we end things right away.
+	 *
+	 * When we really time out just tell userspace it should try again,
+	 * perhaps later.
+	 */
+	if (ret == -ERESTARTSYS || fw_state_is_aborted(fw_priv))
+		ret = -EINTR;
+	else if (fw_priv->is_paged_buf && !fw_priv->data)
+		ret = -ENOMEM;
+
+	return ret;
 }
 
 struct fw_sysfs {
@@ -526,20 +548,12 @@ static int fw_load_sysfs_fallback(struct fw_sysfs *fw_sysfs, long timeout)
 	}
 
 	retval = fw_sysfs_wait_timeout(fw_priv, timeout);
-	if (retval < 0 && retval != -ENOENT) {
+	if (retval < 0) {
 		mutex_lock(&fw_lock);
 		fw_load_abort(fw_sysfs);
 		mutex_unlock(&fw_lock);
 	}
 
-	if (fw_state_is_aborted(fw_priv)) {
-		if (retval == -ERESTARTSYS)
-			retval = -EINTR;
-		else
-			retval = -EAGAIN;
-	} else if (fw_priv->is_paged_buf && !fw_priv->data)
-		retval = -ENOMEM;
-
 	device_del(f_dev);
 err_put_dev:
 	put_device(f_dev);
-- 
2.26.2

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