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Date:   Mon, 12 Dec 2022 09:51:35 -0800
From:   Tony Nguyen <>
To:     Jiri Slaby <>, Jakub Kicinski <>
CC:     "Loktionov, Aleksandr" <>,
        Jan Sokolowski <>,
        <>, <>,
        Martin Liska <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        "Paolo Abeni" <>,
        <>, <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] i40e (gcc13): synchronize allocate/free functions return
 type & values

On 12/12/2022 3:55 AM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 04. 11. 22, 21:28, Tony Nguyen wrote:
>> On 11/4/2022 11:47 AM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
>>> On Fri, 4 Nov 2022 11:33:07 -0700 Tony Nguyen wrote:
>>>> As Jiri mentioned, this is propagated up throughout the driver. We 
>>>> could
>>>> change this function to return int but all the callers would then need
>>>> to convert these errors to i40e_status to propagate. This doesn't 
>>>> really
>>>> gain much other than having this function return int. To adjust the
>>>> entire call chain is going to take more work. As this is resolving a
>>>> valid warning and returning what is currently expected, what are your
>>>> thoughts on taking this now to resolve the issue and our i40e team will
>>>> take the work on to convert the functions to use the standard errnos?
>>> My thoughts on your OS abstraction layers should be pretty evident.
>>> If anything I'd like to be more vigilant about less flagrant cases.
>>> I don't think this is particularly difficult, let's patch it up
>>> best we can without letting the "status" usage grow.
>> Ok thanks will do.
> Just heads-up: have you managed to remove the abstraction yet?

Hi Jiri,

It's being worked on:


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