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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:12:06 -0600
From:	Jens Axboe <>
To:	Sudip Mukherjee <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] block: wrong return value

On 10/23/2014 07:20 AM, Sudip Mukherjee wrote:
> while compiling integer err was showing as a set but unused variable.
> elevator_init_fn can be either cfq_init_queue or deadline_init_queue
> or noop_init_queue.
> all three of these functions are returning -ENOMEM if they fail to
> allocate the queue. 
> so we should actually be returning the error code rather than
> returning 0 always.

That does look weird. You need an elevator_put() in the error case,
though, ala:

err = e->ops.elevator_init_fn(q, e);
if (err)

return err;

Jens Axboe

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