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

Jens Axboe axboe at kernel.dk
Mon Jul 27 17:59:05 UTC 2020

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.

Jens Axboe

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