Re: [PATCH 2/7] usb: fsl_udc_core: check return value ofcreate_proc_read_entry()

From: Dan Carpenter
Date: Sun Aug 01 2010 - 06:50:35 EST

On Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 10:19:34AM +0400, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 21:17 +0200, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 09:38:20PM +0400, Kulikov Vasiliy wrote:
> > > create_proc_read_entry() may fail, if so return -ENOMEM.
> > >
> >
> > It can fail, but also we return NULL if procfs is disabled. I haven't
> > looked at it very carefully, would this patch break the module if procfs
> > was disabled?
> Probably you are right, but many drivers in tree compare return value
> with NULL. Some of them interpret this as error, some of them simply
> call pr_warn("Hmm, I cannot create file in proc, strange..."). Maybe
> there is more simplier way to check it without #ifdefs?

If the allocation fails, there is already a warning so no need to add

These things are one time allocation, normally near boot up when memory
is plentifull. The places that do check should be audited to make sure
there isn't an unneeded dependency on PROC_FS. I would just leave the

dan carpenter

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