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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] [media] v4l2-async: Delete an error message for a failed memory allocation in v4l2_async_notifier_unregister()
Em Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:45:50 +0100
SF Markus Elfring <elfring@users.sourceforge.net> escreveu:

> From: Markus Elfring <elfring@users.sourceforge.net>
> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 19:19:49 +0100
>
> The script "checkpatch.pl" pointed information out like the following.
>
> WARNING: Possible unnecessary 'out of memory' message
>
> Thus fix the affected source code place.
>
> Signed-off-by: Markus Elfring <elfring@users.sourceforge.net>
> ---
> drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-async.c | 5 -----
> 1 file changed, 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-async.c b/drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-async.c
> index 277183f2d514..812d0b2a2f73 100644
> --- a/drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-async.c
> +++ b/drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-async.c
> @@ -203,11 +203,6 @@ void v4l2_async_notifier_unregister(struct v4l2_async_notifier *notifier)
> return;
>
> dev = kmalloc_array(n_subdev, sizeof(*dev), GFP_KERNEL);
> - if (!dev) {
> - dev_err(notifier->v4l2_dev->dev,
> - "Failed to allocate device cache!\n");
> - }
> -

In this specific case, we should keep it, as the message means that
the unregister logic won't work properly, as this loop won't run:

/*
* Call device_attach() to reprobe devices
*
* NOTE: If dev allocation fails, i is 0, and the whole loop won't be
* executed.
*/
while (i--) {
struct device *d = dev[i];

if (d && device_attach(d) < 0) {
const char *name = "(none)";
int lock = device_trylock(d);

if (lock && d->driver)
name = d->driver->name;
dev_err(d, "Failed to re-probe to %s\n", name);
if (lock)
device_unlock(d);
}
put_device(d);
}

So, IMHO, the proper patch would be to change the message to
be more comprehensive, describing the consequences of not being
able to allocate the dev cache.


> mutex_lock(&list_lock);
>
> list_del(&notifier->list);



Thanks,
Mauro

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