Re: [PATCH 7/7] arch/unicore32/kernel/dma.c: ensure arguments to request_irq and free_irq are compatible

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On Mon, 2012-03-12 at 06:27 +0100, Julia Lawall wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2012, Guan Xuetao wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 2012-03-11 at 20:36 +0100, Julia Lawall wrote:
> >> From: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@xxxxxxx>
> >>
> >> Convert calls to free_irq so that the second argument is the same as the
> >> last argument of the corresponding call to request_irq, rather than the
> >> second to last.  Without this property, free_irq does nothing.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@xxxxxxx>
> >>
> >> ---
> >>  arch/unicore32/kernel/dma.c |    2 +-
> >>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/arch/unicore32/kernel/dma.c b/arch/unicore32/kernel/dma.c
> >> index ae441bc..c813fec 100644
> >> --- a/arch/unicore32/kernel/dma.c
> >> +++ b/arch/unicore32/kernel/dma.c
> >> @@ -173,7 +173,7 @@ int __init puv3_init_dma(void)
> >>  	ret = request_irq(IRQ_DMAERR, dma_err_handler, 0, "DMAERR", NULL);
> >>  	if (ret) {
> >>  		printk(KERN_CRIT "Can't register IRQ for DMAERR\n");
> >> -		free_irq(IRQ_DMA, "DMA");
> >> +		free_irq(IRQ_DMA, NULL);
> >>  		return ret;
> >>  	}
> >>
> > Yeah, it's an obvious mistake. Thanks.
> > Because the dma device is just located inside PKUnity-3 SoC, and
> > request_irq() should always return 0, I prefer to remove this free_irq()
> > line.
> 
> Remove the whole if test I guess.  Is there a nce way to indicate that the 
> return value is not needed (eg for the benefit of future bug finding 
> rules)?
> 
> julia
In this case, removing the line containing free_irq() is well enough,
because IRQ_DMA can work even when IRQ_DMAERR doesn't work. And we need
printk and error return value to get potential logical bug information.

Thanks & Regards,

Guan Xuetao

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