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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 4/4] rtc: ds1307: add frequency_test_enable sysfs attribute to check tick on m41txx
On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:19 PM, Giulio Benetti
<giulio.benetti@micronovasrl.com> wrote:
> Hi Andy,
>
> Il 18/07/2018 18:26, Andy Shevchenko ha scritto:
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 5:06 PM, Giulio Benetti
>> <giulio.benetti@micronovasrl.com> wrote:
>>
>>>>> + int ret;
>>>>> +
>>>>> + ret = kstrtobool(buf, &freq_test_en);
>>>>> + if (ret == -EINVAL) {
>>
>>
>>>> What kind of other error code you may expect and why they are not
>>>> considered as no error?
>>
>>
>>> According to documentation, kstrtobool can only fail with -EINVAL.
>>> See:
>>> https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v4.18-rc5/source/lib/kstrtox.c#L332
>>
>>
>> That's correct. So, what do you want to show by explicitly mentioned
>> an error code in the condition?
>>
>
> So you mean I should check for negative values instead of specific error,
> right?

Learn from the existing code.

As you found kstrtobool() returns either 0 (no error), or -EINVAL (the
only possible error code for now).
Checking ret for non-zero is enough.
Thus,

if (ret) {
...
return ret;
}

should do a job.

--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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