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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver-core: devtmpfs - driver core maintained /dev tmpfs
    On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 07:29, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

    > dev->type->nodename() might have failed due to -ENOMEM, in which case
    > it seems wrong to assume that it returned NULL for <whatever reason you
    > thought it might want to return NULL>.
    >
    > It's all a bit confused.

    This logic is only for providing a custom name hint. Only a few
    devices need that at all. If the allocation fails, the default name
    will be used, not the custom name.

    Thanks,
    Kay


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