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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] driver core: let dev_set_drvdata return int instead of void as it can fail
On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 08:42:58PM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> Before commit
> b402843 (Driver core: move dev_get/set_drvdata to drivers/base/dd.c)
> calling dev_set_drvdata with dev=NULL was an unchecked error. After some
> discussion about what to return in this case removing the check (and so
> producing a null pointer exception) seems fine.
> Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <>
> ---
> Hello,
> @Viresh: as I didn't choose to return -EINVAL I didn't add your Reviewed-by:

I'm confused by this thread, care to resend all of these in a series
against the latest linux-next tree?


greg k-h
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