[PATCH] staging: ks7010: fix wait_for_completion_interruptible_timeout return handling

Nicholas Mc Guire der.herr at hofr.at
Tue Jul 26 06:43:34 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:54:03PM +0200, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 09:21:50PM +0200, Nicholas Mc Guire wrote:
> > wait_for_completion_interruptible_timeout return 0 on timeout and 
> > -ERESTARTSYS if interrupted. The check for 
> > !wait_for_completion_interruptible_timeout() would report an interrupt
> > as timeout. Further, while HZ/50 will work most of the time it could 
> Wouldn't it interpret -ERESTARTSYS as *no timeout*?

yup - actually the current code just treats the -ERESTARTSYS 
case as success.
> Anyway, the plain !0 comparison for me clearly shows that
> 'interruptible' was more copy&pasted then really planned or supported.
> If it was, it would need to cancel something. Also, 20ms is pretty hard
> to cancel for a user ;) Given all that and the troubles we had with
> 'interruptible' in the I2C subsystem, I'd much vote for dropping
> interruptible here.
> > fail for HZ < 50, so this is switched to msecs_to_jiffies(20).
> Rest looks good, thanks!


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