Re: [PATCH] x86/resctrl: Fix rdt_find_domain() return value checks

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 - 16:04:50 EST

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 12:42:14PM -0800, Reinette Chatre wrote:
> Would you be ok if the above is changed to
> if (id < 0)
> return ERR_PTR(-ENOENT);
> as part of this patch?


> Looking at rdtgroup_mondata_show() is does seem as though ENOENT is the
> actual intended error value,

#define ENOENT 2 /* No such file or directory */

> although ENODEV could perhaps also be considered since such a result
> reflects that a particular cache instance could not be found.

#define ENODEV 19 /* No such device */

Yeah, they both kinda look ok to me and in the end of the day, the thing
that matters most is pinpointing the place in the code which causes the

And looking at that particular part:

r = &rdt_resources_all[resid];
d = rdt_find_domain(r, domid, NULL);
if (!d) {
ret = -ENOENT;
goto out;

You *could* put in there something like:

seq_printf(m, "Cannot find a domain for resource ID: %d\n", domid);

and this way it is perfectly clear which error path it is.



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