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Subject[PATCH v2 3/4] cpuidle-haltpoll: return -ENODEV on modinit failure
When a user loads cpuidle-haltpoll on a non KVM guest the module will
successfully load, even though idle driver registration didn't take

We should instead return -ENODEV signaling the user that the driver can't
be loaded, like other error paths in haltpoll_init(). An example of such
error paths is when we return -EBUSY when attempting to register an idle
driver when it had one already (e.g. intel_idle loads at boot and then we
attempt to insert module cpuidle-haltpoll).

Fixes: fa86ee90eb11 ("add cpuidle-haltpoll driver")
Signed-off-by: Joao Martins <>
* Add missing Fixes tag
drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c b/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c
index 519e90d125cf..7a0239ef717e 100644
--- a/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c
+++ b/drivers/cpuidle/cpuidle-haltpoll.c
@@ -99,7 +99,7 @@ static int __init haltpoll_init(void)

if (!kvm_para_available())
- return 0;
+ return -ENODEV;

ret = cpuidle_register_driver(drv);
if (ret < 0)
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