[i2c] [PATCH 19 3/5] Clean up error returns

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Jan 22 10:06:41 EST 2008

On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 10:18 -0500, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > So it seems to me like the polling mode code is never actually used?
> > Unless some platforms include an "empty" IRQ in their device
> > definition. Which indeed seems to be the case... but then they set
> the
> > IRQ to 0, NOT to NO_IRQ, so I'm wondering if the change you propose
> is
> > really correct.
> All of this is very confusing to me, There are physical IRQs and
> virtual IRQs. Apparently zero is a legal physical IRQ but it is not a
> legal virtual IRQ. We only get virtual IRQs in this code. We need to
> get BenH to give us the right answer on these two cases.

Testing against NO_IRQ for a linux IRQ number should always be correct.

Physical IRQ numbers are remapped and shouldn't be visible to drivers,
NO_IRQ is a value that never exist for a valid logical interrupt number,
that is 0 for arch/powerpc and -1 for arch/ppc.


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