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Date:	Mon, 16 May 2016 08:51:59 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>
To:	SF Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
cc:	Lee Jones <lee.jones@...aro.org>, Tony Lindgren <tony@...mide.com>,
	linux-omap@...r.kernel.org, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mfd: twl-core: Return directly after a failed
 platform_device_alloc() in add_numbered_child()



On Mon, 16 May 2016, SF Markus Elfring wrote:

> From: Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
> Date: Sun, 15 May 2016 19:20:28 +0200
> 
> The platform_device_put() function was called in one case by the
> add_numbered_child() function during error handling even if the passed
> variable "pdev" contained a null pointer.
> 
> * Change an error message.

Why?  Is dev_err needed?  Doesn't it already print out the device name?

In any case, the only source of failure is failure of a kzalloc in 
platform_device_alloc, which means that a complete backtrace would be 
generated, so it is not clear that any message is needed at all.

julia

> 
> * Return directly in this case.
> 
> This issue was detected by using the Coccinelle software.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
> ---
>  drivers/mfd/twl-core.c | 7 ++++---
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/mfd/twl-core.c b/drivers/mfd/twl-core.c
> index 831696e..dc34e69 100644
> --- a/drivers/mfd/twl-core.c
> +++ b/drivers/mfd/twl-core.c
> @@ -623,9 +623,10 @@ add_numbered_child(unsigned mod_no, const char *name, int num,
>  
>  	pdev = platform_device_alloc(name, num);
>  	if (!pdev) {
> -		dev_dbg(&twl->client->dev, "can't alloc dev\n");
> -		status = -ENOMEM;
> -		goto err;
> +		dev_err(&twl->client->dev,
> +			"Allocation failed for device: %s\n",
> +			name);
> +		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
>  	}
>  
>  	pdev->dev.parent = &twl->client->dev;
> -- 
> 2.8.2
> 
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