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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Added MIPS RM9K watchdog driver
On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 10:11:25PM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:

> > wd_regs = ioremap_nocache(rr->start, rr->end + 1 - rr->start);
> > if (unlikely(!wd_regs))
> > return -ENOMEM;
> There's no way to return the resources on failure?

MIPS drivers (and this one is specific to a particular MIPS SOC) are
generally a bit sloopy about checking of return values of ioremap because
ioremap is only doing some address arithmetic but no allocations that
actually could fail. So for 64-bit kernels or addresses below 0x20000000
on a 32-bit system ioremap cannot fail. In the same cases ioremap happens
to be a no-op because where nothing was allocated nothing needs to be

> > if (unlikely(__copy_from_user(&val, (const void __user *) arg,

Note to self, __copy_from_user and gang are generally assume to not
return an error so it might be a good idea to move that unlikely() into
the macro definitions.

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