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Date:	Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:31:59 -0500
From:	Daniel Santos <>
To:	Guenter Roeck <>
CC:	Linus Walleij <>,
	linux-gpio <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gpiolib: Fix crash when exporting non-existant gpio

On 08/24/2013 02:57 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> Looking into calling code, desc_to_gpio() is clearly not supposed to 
> return an error,
> and it will result in odd behavior if it returns -1. For example, the 
> resulting debug
> message of "gpio--1 (...) status ..." is not very useful.
> It would make more sense to fix the calling code. You could for example
> validate in affected functions if the gpio pin exists by not only
> checking for desc but also for desc->chip. Another option might be
> to have gpio_to_desc() return NULL if desc->chip is NULL.

Yes, you are correct of course.  I guess I was just being lazy. :) I'll 

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