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Subject[RFC PATCH 05/17] dmaengine: ioat: Drop uses of pci_read_config_*() return value
The return value of pci_read_config_*() may not indicate a device error.
However, the value read by these functions is more likely to indicate
this kind of error. This presents two overlapping ways of reporting
errors and complicates error checking.

It is possible to move to one single way of checking for error if the
dependency on the return value of these functions is removed, then it
can later be made to return void.

Remove all uses of the return value of pci_read_config_*().
Check the actual value read for ~0. In this case, ~0 is an invalid
value thus it indicates some kind of error.

Suggested-by: Bjorn Helgaas <>
Signed-off-by: Saheed O. Bolarinwa <>
drivers/dma/ioat/dma.c | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/dma/ioat/dma.c b/drivers/dma/ioat/dma.c
index fd782aee02d9..e51418cf93b6 100644
--- a/drivers/dma/ioat/dma.c
+++ b/drivers/dma/ioat/dma.c
@@ -1016,12 +1016,12 @@ int ioat_reset_hw(struct ioatdma_chan *ioat_chan)

if (ioat_dma->version < IOAT_VER_3_3) {
/* clear any pending errors */
- err = pci_read_config_dword(pdev,
+ pci_read_config_dword(pdev,
- if (err) {
+ if (chanerr == (u32)~0) {
"channel error register unreachable\n");
- return err;
+ return -ENODEV;
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