Re: [PATCH 04/23 v6] Input: atmel_mxt_ts - warn if sysfs could notbe created

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Thu Jul 05 2012 - 13:22:34 EST

Hi Daniel, Henrik,

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 09:08:05PM +0800, Daniel Kurtz wrote:
> If sysfs entry creation fails, the driver is still usable, so don't
> just abort probe. Just warn and continue.

I understand that I am a bit late to the party :) but I do not agree
with this change. Failure to create attributes is not sometihng that
user could cause (at least not easily) and thus would not be a setup
issue but something more severe. I believe we should fail loading the
driver so sysfs attribute breakage will be noticed as soon as possible,
instead of discovering it much much later in the process.

So I think we should revert this one.


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