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From: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
To: Kurt Kanzenbach <kurt@linutronix.de>
Cc: Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@gmail.com>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>,
	devicetree@vger.kernel.org,
	Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>,
	Richard Cochran <richardcochran@gmail.com>,
	Kamil Alkhouri <kamil.alkhouri@hs-offenburg.de>,
	ilias.apalodimas@linaro.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 6/9] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add debugging mechanisms
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 19:34:58 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200618173458.GH240559@lunn.ch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200618064029.32168-7-kurt@linutronix.de>

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 08:40:26AM +0200, Kurt Kanzenbach wrote:
> The switch has registers which are useful for debugging issues:

debugfs is not particularly likes. Please try to find other means
where possible. Memory usage fits nicely into devlink. See mv88e6xxx
which exports the ATU fill for example. Are trace registers counters?

> +static int hellcreek_debugfs_init(struct hellcreek *hellcreek)
> +{
> +	struct dentry *file;
> +
> +	hellcreek->debug_dir = debugfs_create_dir(dev_name(hellcreek->dev),
> +						  NULL);
> +	if (!hellcreek->debug_dir)
> +		return -ENOMEM;

Just a general comment. You should not check the return value from any
debugfs call, since it is totally optional. It will also do the right
thing if the previous call has failed. There are numerous emails from
GregKH about this.

       Andrew

  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-18 17:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-18  6:40 [RFC PATCH 0/9] Hirschmann Hellcreek DSA driver Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 1/9] net: dsa: Add tag handling for Hirschmann Hellcreek switches Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18 13:42   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 2/9] net: dsa: Add DSA driver " Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18 15:22   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-19  8:12     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 3/9] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add PTP clock support Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18 15:46   ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-06-19  8:13     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18 17:23   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-19  8:26     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-19 13:40       ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-22 11:52         ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-24 13:03   ` Richard Cochran
2020-06-25  7:08     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 4/9] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add support for hardware timestamping Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 5/9] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add TAPRIO offloading support Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 6/9] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add debugging mechanisms Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18 17:34   ` Andrew Lunn [this message]
2020-06-19  8:36     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-19 13:42       ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-22 12:32         ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-22 13:55           ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-23  6:07             ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-22 14:14           ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-06-23  6:04             ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 7/9] net: dsa: hellcreek: Add PTP status LEDs Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18 17:46   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-19  8:45     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-19 13:52       ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 8/9] dt-bindings: Add vendor prefix for Hirschmann Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18  6:40 ` [RFC PATCH 9/9] dt-bindings: net: dsa: Add documentation for Hellcreek switches Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18 13:47   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-19  8:47     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-19 13:56       ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-22 12:02         ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-22 13:49           ` Andrew Lunn
2020-06-23  6:09             ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-18 17:40   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-06-19  8:48     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-22 12:05       ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-06-26 17:11         ` Florian Fainelli

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