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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pinctrl: rza1: report if devm_kasptrinf() fails
Hi Nicholas,

On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 5:35 PM Nicholas Mc Guire <> wrote:
> devm_kasprintf() may return NULL on failure of internal allocation
> thus the assignments are not safe if not checked. On error
> rza1_pinctrl_register() respectively rza1_parse_gpiochip() return
> negative values so -ENOMEM in the (unlikely) failure case of
> devm_kasprintf() should be fine here.
> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Mc Guire <>
> Fixes: 5a49b644b307 ("pinctrl: Renesas RZ/A1 pin and gpio controller")

Thanks for your patch!

> The dev_err() for this unlikely case is added so that a failures of
> rza1_pinctrl_register() respectively rza1_parse_gpiochip() can be
> understood as currently the negative return value is simply passed up
> the call stack but it would be hard to identify the cause.

Adding the dev_err() is not needed, as the memory management core
print a message on memory allocation failures anyway.
Hence please remove it.

With the above fixed:
Reviewed-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>



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In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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