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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/3] driver-core: return EINVAL error instead of BUG_ON()
On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 05:10:35PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 03:51:12PM +0200, Florian Schmaus wrote:
> > I triggerd the BUG_ON() in driver_register() when booting a domU Xen
> > domain. Since there was no contextual information logged, I needed to
> > attach kgdb to determine the culprit (the wmi-bmof driver in my
> > case). The BUG_ON() was added in commit f48f3febb2cb ("driver-core: do
> > not register a driver with bus_type not registered").
> >
> > Instead of running into a BUG_ON() we print an error message
> > identifying the, likely faulty, driver but continue booting.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Florian Schmaus <flo@geekplace.eu>
> > ---
> >
> > Notes:
> > - return EINVAL (instead of EBUSY)
> > - follow common pattern when quoting commits in commit messages
> >
> > drivers/base/driver.c | 6 +++++-
> > 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/base/driver.c b/drivers/base/driver.c
> > index ba912558a510..afd5b08b7677 100644
> > --- a/drivers/base/driver.c
> > +++ b/drivers/base/driver.c
> > @@ -148,7 +148,11 @@ int driver_register(struct device_driver *drv)
> > int ret;
> > struct device_driver *other;
> >
> > - BUG_ON(!drv->bus->p);
> > + if (!drv->bus->p) {
> > + printk(KERN_ERR "Driver '%s' was unable to register bus_type\n",
> > + drv->name);
>
> checkpatch.pl should have said to use pr_err(), right? :)
>
> Also, why not print out the driver name as well?

Sorry, I meant the bus name.

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