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Date:   Sat, 4 May 2019 07:04:30 +0000
From:   Wei Yongjun <>
To:     Frederic Barrat <>,
        Andrew Donnellan <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Alastair D'Silva <>
CC:     Wei Yongjun <>,
        <>, <>,
Subject: [PATCH -next] ocxl: Fix return value check in afu_ioctl()

In case of error, the function eventfd_ctx_fdget() returns ERR_PTR() and
never returns NULL. The NULL test in the return value check should be
replaced with IS_ERR().

This issue was detected by using the Coccinelle software.

Fixes: 060146614643 ("ocxl: move event_fd handling to frontend")
Signed-off-by: Wei Yongjun <>
 drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c b/drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c
index 8aa22893ed76..2870c25da166 100644
--- a/drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c
+++ b/drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c
@@ -257,8 +257,8 @@ static long afu_ioctl(struct file *file, unsigned int cmd,
 			return -EINVAL;
 		irq_id = ocxl_irq_offset_to_id(ctx, irq_fd.irq_offset);
 		ev_ctx = eventfd_ctx_fdget(irq_fd.eventfd);
-		if (!ev_ctx)
-			return -EFAULT;
+		if (IS_ERR(ev_ctx))
+			return PTR_ERR(ev_ctx);
 		rc = ocxl_irq_set_handler(ctx, irq_id, irq_handler, irq_free, ev_ctx);

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