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SubjectRe: [alsa-devel] [PATCH] ALSA: ac97c: Fix an error handling path in 'atmel_ac97c_probe()'
On 31/08/2017 at 12:38:17 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-08-31 at 11:35 +0200, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> > On 31/08/2017 at 12:04:03 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2017-08-31 at 10:23 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Alexandre Belloni wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On 31/08/2017 at 06:40:42 +0200, Christophe JAILLET wrote:
> > > > > >
>
> > > I didn't look into the code, though speculating it might be the case
> > > when CLK framework is not enabled, though many drivers are dependent
> > > to
> > > it, so, it would never fail in such cases.
> >
> > It is not the case, it would return 0. Anyway, this will not happen
> > because that driver depends on ARCH_AT91 which selects COMMON_CLK_AT91
> > which selects COMMON_CLK.
> >
> > > Nevertheless there might be
> > > other cases for CLK API to fail.
> > >
> >
> > The only case would be for a clock to be enabled without being
> > prepared
> > and this will never happen because clk_prepare_enable is used.
> >
> > This call will just never fail.
>
> So, then this is a bug of CLK API per se to have a prototype to return
> int, right?
>

No because it may fail on other platforms.

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Alexandre Belloni, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
http://free-electrons.com

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