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Date:   Sat, 1 Aug 2020 14:56:57 +0200
From:   Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
To:     "Saheed O. Bolarinwa" <refactormyself@...il.com>
Cc:     helgaas@...nel.org, Kalle Valo <kvalo@...eaurora.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Wolfgang Grandegger <wg@...ndegger.com>,
        Marc Kleine-Budde <mkl@...gutronix.de>,
        Miquel Raynal <miquel.raynal@...tlin.com>,
        Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>,
        Vignesh Raghavendra <vigneshr@...com>,
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Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 00/17] Drop uses of pci_read_config_*() return value

On Sat, Aug 01, 2020 at 01:24:29PM +0200, Saheed O. Bolarinwa wrote:
> The return value of pci_read_config_*() may not indicate a device error.
> However, the value read by these functions is more likely to indicate
> this kind of error. This presents two overlapping ways of reporting
> errors and complicates error checking.

So why isn't the *value check done in the pci_read_config_* functions
instead of touching gazillion callers?

For example, pci_conf{1,2}_read() could check whether the u32 *value it
just read depending on the access method, whether that value is ~0 and
return proper PCIBIOS_ error in that case.

The check you're replicating

	if (val32 == (u32)~0)

everywhere, instead, is just ugly and tests a naked value ~0 which
doesn't mean anything...

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

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