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Date:   Tue, 8 Sep 2020 10:47:19 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Dan Murphy <dmurphy@...com>
Cc:     <davem@...emloft.net>, <andrew@...n.ch>, <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        <hkallweit1@...il.com>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v3 3/3] net: dp83869: Add speed optimization
 feature

On Tue, 8 Sep 2020 09:07:22 -0500 Dan Murphy wrote:
> On 9/5/20 1:38 PM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 Sep 2020 06:42:59 -0500 Dan Murphy wrote:  
> >> +static int dp83869_set_downshift(struct phy_device *phydev, u8 cnt)
> >> +{
> >> +	int val, count;
> >> +
> >> +	if (cnt > DP83869_DOWNSHIFT_8_COUNT)
> >> +		return -E2BIG;  
> > ERANGE  
> 
> This is not checking a range but making sure it is not bigger then 8.
> 
> IMO I would use ERANGE if the check was a boundary check for upper and 
> lower bounds.

Yeah, ERANGE is not perfect, but the strerror for E2BIG is
"Argument list too long" - IDK if users seeing that will know that it
means the value is too large. Perhaps we should stick to EINVAL?

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