Re: propagating failures down to pci_module_init()

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 11:56:38 EST

On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 11:52:36AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Nope. Look at pci_module_init code. It propagates pci_register_driver
> return value.
> The _real_ problem is that ->probe return value is not propagated back
> to pci_register_driver return value. The reason for this is that you
> may call ->probe many times, and nobody has written the code to collate
> the error returns.
> Since one can only sanely return an error code when there was _one_
> device and it failed, you are rather limited in error propagation.

*nod*. I cheated, and used a static global, which seems to get the
desired effect I was after.


| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jan 23 2003 - 22:00:23 EST