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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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