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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] mtd: ubi: fix improper return value
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On 12/04/2016 09:33 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Sun, 2016-12-04 at 13:48 +0100, Marek Vasut wrote:
>> On 12/04/2016 07:12 AM, Pan Bian wrote:
>>> From: Pan Bian <bianpan2016@163.com>
>>>
>>> When __vmalloc() returns a NULL pointer, the region is not checked, and
>>> we cannot make sure that only 0xFF bytes are present at offset. Thus,
>>> returning 0 seems improper.
>>>
>>> Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189081
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Pan Bian <bianpan2016@163.com>
>>> ---
>>> drivers/mtd/ubi/io.c | 2 +-
>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/io.c b/drivers/mtd/ubi/io.c
> []
>>> @@ -1413,7 +1413,7 @@ int ubi_self_check_all_ff(struct ubi_device *ubi, int pnum, int offset, int len)
>>> buf = __vmalloc(len, GFP_NOFS, PAGE_KERNEL);
>>> if (!buf) {
>>> ubi_err(ubi, "cannot allocate memory to check for 0xFFs");
>>> - return 0;
>>> + return -ENOMEM;
>>
>> I wonder if you shouldn't also nuke the ubi_err() , because when you run
>> out of memory, printk() will likely also fail.
>
> No, not really. printk doesn't allocate memory.
>
> But the ubi_err should be removed because all memory
> allocations that fail without a specific GFP_NOWARN
> flag already have a dump_stack() call.

Ah, thanks for the correction :-)

--
Best regards,
Marek Vasut

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