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SubjectRe: propagating failures down to pci_module_init()
On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 11:52:36AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
> Nope. Look at pci_module_init code. It propagates pci_register_driver
> return value.
>
> The _real_ problem is that ->probe return value is not propagated back
> to pci_register_driver return value. The reason for this is that you
> may call ->probe many times, and nobody has written the code to collate
> the error returns.
>
> Since one can only sanely return an error code when there was _one_
> device and it failed, you are rather limited in error propagation.

*nod*. I cheated, and used a static global, which seems to get the
desired effect I was after.

Dave

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