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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:34:31 +0530
From:	Sudip Mukherjee <>
To:	Jens Axboe <>
Cc:	Sudip Mukherjee <>,
Subject: [PATCH v2] block: wrong return value

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.

Signed-off-by: Sudip Mukherjee <>

change in v2: added elevator_put

 block/elevator.c | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/block/elevator.c b/block/elevator.c
index 24c28b6..1267c2b 100644
--- a/block/elevator.c
+++ b/block/elevator.c
@@ -184,7 +184,7 @@ static void elevator_release(struct kobject *kobj)
 int elevator_init(struct request_queue *q, char *name)
 	struct elevator_type *e = NULL;
-	int err;
+	int err = 0;
 	 * q->sysfs_lock must be held to provide mutual exclusion between
@@ -229,7 +229,9 @@ int elevator_init(struct request_queue *q, char *name)
 	err = e->ops.elevator_init_fn(q, e);
-	return 0;
+	if (err)
+		elevator_put(e);
+	return err;

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