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SubjectRe: [PATCH] powerpc: Use common error handling code in setup_new_fdt()
On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 09:26:53PM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com> writes:
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 06:22:07PM -0300, Thiago Jung Bauermann wrote:
> >> SF Markus Elfring <elfring@users.sourceforge.net> writes:
> >> > From: Markus Elfring <elfring@users.sourceforge.net>
> >> > Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:03:42 +0100
> >> >
> >> > Add a jump target so that a bit of exception handling can be better reused
> >> > at the end of this function.
> >> >
> >> > This issue was detected by using the Coccinelle software.
> >> >
> >> > Signed-off-by: Markus Elfring <elfring@users.sourceforge.net>
> >> > ---
> >> > arch/powerpc/kernel/machine_kexec_file_64.c | 28 ++++++++++++----------------
> >> > 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> I liked it. Thanks!
> >>
> >> Reviewed-by: Thiago Jung Bauermann <bauerman@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >
> > You know that compilers already re-use string constants so this doesn't
> > actually save memory?
>
> Sure, but it's still clearer to only have the string appear once in the
> code.
>

To me the original was better.

> > Also we should be preserving the error codes
> > instead of always returning -EINVAL.
>
> The error codes come from libfdt code, so they don't necessarily make
> sense in the kernel. eg. FDT_ERR_NOSPACE == 3 == ESRCH.
>
> Perhaps we should be trying harder to convert them, but that's a
> criticism of the original code not this patch.

Ah. You're right. I look at the patch in context, sorry.

regards,
dan carpenter

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