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From: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
To: Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@arm.com>
Cc: dan.carpenter@oracle.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] mfd: tps65911-comparator: Fix an off by one bug
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 14:22:11 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180501132211.GN5147@dell> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <54e604bd-61cd-63a8-1d35-864137a5b19a@arm.com>

On Tue, 01 May 2018, Robin Murphy wrote:

> On 01/05/18 10:45, Lee Jones wrote:
> > The COMP1 and COMP2 elements are in 0 and 1 respectively so this code is
> > accessing the wrong elements and one space beyond the end of the array.
> > 
> > The "id" variable is never COMP (0) so that code can be removed.
> > 
> > Fixes: 6851ad3ab346 ("TPS65911: Comparator: Add comparator driver")
> > Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
> > ---
> > 
> > History:
> > 
> > Dan was the originator of this patch and the author of the commit log,
> > but produced 2 code solutions which I wasn't happy with.  The first
> > submission [0] introduced a COMP device, which after a quick check of
> > the datasheet [1] appeared to be fictitious.  A subsequent submission
> > [2] conducted arithmetic in array indexes.
> > 
> > It is my belief that the correct solution is to roll which the
> > situation the hardware engineers presented us with and define COMP1
> > at position 0 and COMP2 at position 1 such that we can use the
> > simplest code possible to select them.
> > 
> > Dan wasn't happy to put his name to this, which I completely
> > understand.  Calling SOMETHING1 0 (zero) is a little unnatural.
> > 
> > However, since I have no shame, I offered to submit it.
> 
> As an idly-curious passer-by, this looks perfectly reasonable to me - I
> don't see why a mapping between names and indices should have to be
> artificially constrained just because the names happen to contain numerals.

Right.  This was my thinking too.

> If it's really that abhorrent, then I guess they could be named something
> like COMPn_ID for even more clarity.
> 
> That said, now that I've gone and looked, the whole business seems
> ridiculously over-engineered. AFAICS it would be infinitely simpler to just
> pass the register address directly where id is currently passed, statically
> define UV_MAX, and get rid of the otherwise-pointless struct comparator
> entirely. The current abstraction doesn't look like it could actually scale
> to support different chips without major surgery anyway.

Sounds good.  Patches always welcome. ;)

-- 
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      parent reply	other threads:[~2018-05-01 13:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-01  9:45 Lee Jones
2018-05-01 12:41 ` Robin Murphy
2018-05-01 13:10   ` Dan Carpenter
2018-05-01 13:24     ` Lee Jones
2018-05-01 13:22   ` Lee Jones [this message]

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