[PATCH] powerpc/powernv: use appropiate error code

Christophe Leroy christophe.leroy at csgroup.eu
Sat Oct 14 00:03:23 AEDT 2023

Le 01/09/2023 à 20:03, Immad Mir a écrit :
> On 01/09/23 11:10 pm, Christophe Leroy wrote:
>> Le 01/09/2023 à 19:19, mirimmad at outlook.com a écrit :
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>>> -1 is not a valid error code. This patch replaces it with -EPERM.
>> Can you explain how it will work ?
>> In scom_debug_init() rc is built by oring the value returned by
>> scom_debug_init_one().
>> What will be the result when oring some valid values with -EPERM ?
>> It was working well with -1 because when you or -1 with anything you get
>> -1 as result. But with your change I don't think it will work.
> if EPERM is not always necessarily equal to 1, we can put a check in 
> scom_debug_init before returning rc. If it is less than 1 (because AFAIK 
> or-ring with negative number results back into the same negative number) 
> we set rc equal to -1.

The point is that EPERM is 1 by coincidence, the intention here is not 
to return -EPERM but really -1, so by changing this you just make the 
code harded to understand and maintain.


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