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Date:   Sat, 10 Aug 2019 15:26:17 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 00/17] Networking driver debugfs cleanups

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2019 12:17:15 +0200

> There is no need to test the result of any debugfs call anymore.  The
> debugfs core warns the user if something fails, and the return value of
> a debugfs call can always be fed back into another debugfs call with no
> problems.
> Also, debugfs is for debugging, so if there are problems with debugfs
> (i.e. the system is out of memory) the rest of the kernel should not
> change behavior, so testing for debugfs calls is pointless and not the
> goal of debugfs at all.
> This series cleans up a lot of networking drivers and some wimax code
> that was calling debugfs and trying to do something with the return
> value that it didn't need to.  Removing this logic makes the code
> smaller, easier to understand, and use less run-time memory in some
> cases, all good things.
> The series is against net-next, and have no dependancies between any of
> them if they want to go through any random tree/order.  Or, if wanted,
> I can take them through my driver-core tree where other debugfs cleanups
> are being slowly fed during major merge windows.
> v3: fix build warning in i2400m, I thought I had caught them all :(
>     add acks from some reviewers
> v2: fix up build warnings, it's as if I never even built these.  Ugh, so
>     sorry for wasting people's time with the v1 series.  I need to stop
>     relying on 0-day as it isn't working well anymore :(

Series applied, and fingers crossed, thanks. :)

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