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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Revert "net: ethernet: ixgbe: check the return value of ixgbe_mii_bus_init()"
On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 10:51 AM Liu, Yongxin <Yongxin.Liu@windriver.com> wrote:
>

[snip]

> > > true);
> > >
> > > - err = ixgbe_mii_bus_init(hw);
> > > - if (err)
> > > - goto err_netdev;
> > > + ixgbe_mii_bus_init(hw);
> > >
> > > return 0;
> > >
> > > -err_netdev:
> > > - unregister_netdev(netdev);
> > > err_register:
> > > ixgbe_release_hw_control(adapter);
> > > ixgbe_clear_interrupt_scheme(adapter);
> > > --
> > > 2.14.4
> > >
> >
> > Then we should check if err == -ENODEV, not outright ignore all potential
> > errors, right?
> >
>
> Hm, it is weird to take -ENODEV as a no error.
> How about just return 0 instead of -ENODEV in the following function?
>

No, it's perfectly fine. -ENODEV means there's no device and this can
happen. The caller can then act accordingly - for example: ignore that
fact. We do it in several places[1].

Bartosz

[snip]

[1] https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/drivers/misc/eeprom/at24.c#L714

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