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Date:   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:58:21 +0300
From:   Dan Carpenter <>
To:     Nicholas Mc Guire <>
Cc:     David Lin <>,,
        Alex Elder <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Johan Hovold <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: greybus: use proper return type for

On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 05:27:25AM +0200, Nicholas Mc Guire wrote:
> wait_for_completion_timeout() returns unsigned long (0 on timeout or
> remaining jiffies) not int. 

Yeah, but it's fine though because 10000 / 256 fits into int without a

I'm not sure this sort of patch is worth it when it's just a style
debate instead of a bugfix.  I'm a little bit torn about this.  In
Smatch, I run into this issue one in a while where Smatch doesn't know
if the timeout is less than int.  Right now I hacked the DB to say that
these functions always return < INT_MAX.

Anyway, for sure the commit message should say that it's just a cleanup
and not a bugfix.

dan carpenter

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