[Skiboot] [PATCH v3 1/3] powerpc/powernv: convert codes returned by OPAL calls

Cedric Le Goater clg at fr.ibm.com
Mon Mar 30 17:37:10 AEDT 2015


On 03/30/2015 04:05 AM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-03-27 at 17:39 +0100, C├ędric Le Goater wrote:
>> OPAL has its own list of return codes. The patch provides a translation
>> of such codes in errnos for the opal_sensor_read call, and possibly 
>> others if needed.
>>
>> Index: linux.git/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux.git.orig/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
>> +++ linux.git/arch/powerpc/platforms/powernv/opal.c
>> @@ -894,6 +894,23 @@ void opal_free_sg_list(struct opal_sg_li
>>  	}
>>  }
>>  
>> +int opal_error_code(int rc)
>> +{
>> +	switch (rc) {
>> +	case OPAL_SUCCESS:		return 0;
> 
> Obviously correct.

He. Initially, I didn't put a case for SUCCESS, but we have code doing :

	ret = be64_to_cpu(msg.params[1]);


>> +	case OPAL_PARAMETER:		return -EINVAL;
> 
> Yep.
> 
>> +	case OPAL_UNSUPPORTED:		return -ENOSYS;
> 
> You shouldn't use ENOSYS here, that should only ever mean "no such syscall",
> otherwise you get very confusing results like read() returning ENOSYS.

Indeed. How about ENODEV then ? 

>> +	case OPAL_ASYNC_COMPLETION:	return -EAGAIN;
> 
> EAGAIN means "try what you did again", I don't think that's what
> ASYNC_COMPLETION means, is it? It looks like it means, "don't try again, but
> you need to wait for the result to be ready".
> 
> I'm not sure it maps well to any of the Linux codes, maybe EINPROGRESS ?

Yes. This is better.

>> +	case OPAL_BUSY_EVENT:		return -EBUSY;
> 
> Yep.
> 
>> +	case OPAL_NO_MEM:		return -ENOMEM;
> 
> Yep.
> 
>> +	case OPAL_HARDWARE:		return -ENOENT;
> 
> This is another one which I think you shouldn't use as it can lead to confusing
> results at user level. eg:
> 
>   $ cat /sysfs/some/file
>   Error: No such file or directory
> 
> Huh?
> 
> Looking at the skiboot code this looks like EIO is a good match.

ok. 

>> +	case OPAL_INTERNAL_ERROR:	return -EIO;
> 
> Yeah as good as anything I guess.
> 
>> +	default:
>> +		pr_err("%s: unexpected OPAL error %d\n", __func__, rc);
>> +		return -ERANGE;
> 
> I'm not sure about this one honestly, it means "Math result not representable".
> 
> I suspect the reason RTAS chose it was just that it's not EINVAL.
> 
> This should probably also just be EIO.

ok. I will change it. 

Thanks,

C.



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