Hello Tyrel,

I concur with your observations, but since this patch has already been merged, I'll address them in another patch.

Thank you for your review,

On 02/01/2018 07:02 PM, Tyrel Datwyler wrote:
On 02/01/2018 10:04 AM, Desnes Augusto Nunes do Rosario wrote:
Older versions of VIOS servers do not send the firmware level in the VPD
buffer for the ibmvnic driver. Thus, not only the current message is mis-
leading but the firmware version in the ethtool will be NULL. Therefore,
this patch fixes the firmware string and its warning.

Fixes: 4e6759be28e4 ("ibmvnic: Feature implementation of VPD for the ibmvnic 

Signed-off-by: Desnes A. Nunes do Rosario <desn...@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
  drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c | 6 +++++-
  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c 
index b65f5f3ac034..2b3e71b63a7a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c
@@ -3290,7 +3290,11 @@ static void handle_vpd_rsp(union ibmvnic_crq *crq,
        substr = strnstr(adapter->vpd->buff, "RM", adapter->vpd->len);
        if (!substr) {
-               dev_info(dev, "No FW level provided by VPD\n");
+               dev_info(dev, "Warning - No FW level has been provided in the VPD 
buffer by the VIOS Server\n");
+               ptr = strncpy((char *)adapter->fw_version, "N/A",

Is "N/A" the right thing to report? Would something like "Unknown" or 
"Unreported" be better?

+                             3 * sizeof(char));
+               if (!ptr)
+                       dev_err(dev, "Failed to inform that firmware version is 
unavailable to the adapter\n");

The sentence structure here seems awkward. I would probably just get rid of 
this error and this one later in the function.

        dev_err(dev, "Failed to isolate FW level string\n");

Instead just check and report if adapter->fw_version == NULL in the complete: 
label section.


                goto complete;

Desnes Augusto Nunes do Rosário

Linux Developer - IBM / Brazil
M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering - UFRN

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