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Date:	Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:49:07 +0200
From:	Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@...glemail.com>
To:	Julia Lawall <julia@...u.dk>
Cc:	kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org,
	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>,
	linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/7] drivers/net/wireless/p54/eeprom.c: Return -ENOMEM on memory allocation failure

On Friday 15 October 2010 15:00:06 Julia Lawall wrote:
> From: Julia Lawall <julia@...u.dk>
> 
> In this code, 0 is returned on memory allocation failure, even though other
> failures return -ENOMEM or other similar values.
> 
> A simplified version of the semantic match that finds this problem is as
> follows: (http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/)
> 
> // <smpl>
> @@
> expression ret;
> expression x,e1,e2,e3;
> @@
> 
> ret = 0
> ... when != ret = e1
> *x = \(kmalloc\|kcalloc\|kzalloc\)(...)
> ... when != ret = e2
> if (x == NULL) { ... when != ret = e3
>   return ret;
> }
> // </smpl>
> 
> Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <julia@...u.dk>
Cc: <stable@...nel.org>
Acked-by: Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@...glemail.com>

> ---
>  drivers/net/wireless/p54/eeprom.c |    4 +++-
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff -u -p a/drivers/net/wireless/p54/eeprom.c b/drivers/net/wireless/p54/eeprom.c
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/p54/eeprom.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/p54/eeprom.c
> @@ -261,8 +261,10 @@ static int p54_generate_channel_lists(st
>  	list->max_entries = max_channel_num;
>  	list->channels = kzalloc(sizeof(struct p54_channel_entry) *
>  				 max_channel_num, GFP_KERNEL);
> -	if (!list->channels)
> +	if (!list->channels) {
> +		ret = -ENOMEM;
>  		goto free;
> +	}
>  
>  	for (i = 0; i < max_channel_num; i++) {
>  		if (i < priv->iq_autocal_len) {
> 
> 
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