[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v2] ata: use generic power management

Vaibhav Gupta vaibhavgupta40 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 18:11:44 UTC 2020

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 11:59:05AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 7/27/20 11:51 AM, Vaibhav Gupta wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 11:42:51AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >> On 7/27/20 11:40 AM, Vaibhav Gupta wrote:
> >>> The patch is compile-tested only.
> >>
> >> Please test and verify actual functionality, if you're serious about
> >> potentially getting this into the kernel.
> >>
> > Hello Jens,
> > 
> > Sadly I don't have the hardware. This upgrade is part of my Linux Kernel
> > Mentorship Program project. Like other PCI drivers which I have updated, I could
> > do compile-testing only. Though this patch covers 54 drivers but the actual
> > change is done only in drivers/ata/libata-core. Since rest of the drivers
> > make use of the same ata_pci_device_suspend/resume(), it was a chain reaction. I
> > only had to change variable binding in "struct pci_driver" variable of dependent
> > drivers.
> That's understandable, but you should find at least some hardware (maybe remotely
> accessible) to test this on. I'm not going to apply this without some confidence
> that it actually works, and compile only testing is a far cry from that. Lots of
> code compiles, but fails miserably at runtime.
> While it's touching 54 drivers, at least basic coverage of the most popular
> choices will give everybody some confidence that it works in general.
Yes, I agree. Actually with previous drivers, I was able to get help from
maintainers and/or supporters for the hardware testing. Is that possible for
this patch?

Vaibhav Gupta 
> -- 
> Jens Axboe

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