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Date:   Wed, 19 Aug 2020 11:57:12 +0100
From:   Colin King <>
To:     "David S . Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH][next] ath11k: fix error check on return from call to ath11k_core_firmware_request

From: Colin Ian King <>

The call to ath11k_core_firmware_request is returning a pointer that
can be set to an error code, however, this is not being checked.
Instead ret is being incorrecly checked for the error return. Fix the
error checking.

Addresses-Coverity: ("Logically dead code")
Fixes: 7b57b2ddec21 ("ath11k: create a common function to request all firmware files")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/qmi.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/qmi.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/qmi.c
index 91134510364c..4792857678b9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/qmi.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath11k/qmi.c
@@ -1886,7 +1886,7 @@ ath11k_qmi_prepare_bdf_download(struct ath11k_base *ab, int type,
 		fw_entry = ath11k_core_firmware_request(ab, ATH11K_DEFAULT_CAL_FILE);
-		if (ret) {
+		if (PTR_ERR(fw_entry)) {
 			ath11k_warn(ab, "failed to load %s: %d\n",
 				    ATH11K_DEFAULT_CAL_FILE, ret);
 			goto out;

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