[alsa-devel] [PATCH 1/2] ASoC: Add BUG() assertion if max98088_get_channel returns -EINVAL

Ryan Mallon rmallon at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 13:28:39 CEST 2011

On 29/09/11 20:34, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 09:15:03AM +1000, Ryan Mallon wrote:
>> On 29/09/11 00:01, Axel Lin wrote:
>>> The callers use the return value of max98088_get_channel as array index to
>>> access max98088->dai[] array.
>>> Add BUG() assertion for out of bound access of max98088->dai[] array.
>> BUG() is pretty heavy handed for a driver. Why not fix the problem
>> properly in the callers?
> There's nothing constructive that any of the callers can do with an
> error code - it's a clear bug in something (probably the driver) if we
> get called for a bad control.  Simply returning an error code isn't
> terribly helpful, it's very obscure what's gone wrong and why.  We at
> least need a log message.

Yeah, it can basically only happen if there is a mismatch between the
kcontrol definition and the get_channel function in the driver. Would
you be happy with adding a:

  dev_err(codec->dev, "Bad kcontrol channel name\n");

and then returning the error? It doesn't seem worth panicking the whole
driver/system for a bug like this.


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