[lm-sensors] [PATCH] hwmon: Fix checkpatch errors in lm90 driver

Guenter Roeck guenter.roeck at ericsson.com
Fri Aug 27 15:49:26 CEST 2010


On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 07:45:23AM -0400, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Guenter,
> 
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:54:36 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <guenter.roeck at ericsson.com>
> > ---
> > The main rationale for this cleanup is to prepare the driver for adding max6696
> > support.
> 
> I'm fine with mostly anything, except...
> 
[...]
> >  	/* detection and identification */
> > -	if ((man_id = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(new_client,
> > -						LM90_REG_R_MAN_ID)) < 0
> > -	 || (chip_id = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(new_client,
> > -						LM90_REG_R_CHIP_ID)) < 0
> > -	 || (reg_config1 = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(new_client,
> > -						LM90_REG_R_CONFIG1)) < 0
> > -	 || (reg_convrate = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(new_client,
> > -						LM90_REG_R_CONVRATE)) < 0)
> > +	man_id = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(new_client, LM90_REG_R_MAN_ID);
> > +	if (man_id < 0)
> > +		return -ENODEV;
> > +
> > +	chip_id = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(new_client, LM90_REG_R_CHIP_ID);
> > +	if (chip_id < 0)
> > +		return -ENODEV;
> > +
> > +	reg_config1 = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(new_client, LM90_REG_R_CONFIG1);
> > +	if (reg_config1 < 0)
> > +		return -ENODEV;
> > +
> > +	reg_convrate = i2c_smbus_read_byte_data(new_client,
> > +						LM90_REG_R_CONVRATE);
> > +	if (reg_convrate < 0)
> >  		return -ENODEV;
> 
> ... this. I think this check should be relaxed a bit, cascaded error
> checking is done in many drivers and I don't think this is anything to
> worry about.
> 
I agree. I struggled with that myself when I made the changes, but let checkpatch win.

> No need to resend, I've just dropped the two chunks I don't like, and
> applied the resulting patch. Thanks!
> 
Great, thanks. 

Next question: lm90_update_device() currently does not return any errors.
In recent drivers, we pass i2c read errors up to userland. Before I introduce
the max6696 changes, does it make sense to add error checking/return
into the driver, similar to what I have done in the smm665 and jc42 drivers ?

Guenter





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