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    SubjectRe: Complaint about return code convention in queue_work() etc.
    On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 17:39 -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
    > Why do the damn things return 0 for error and 1 for success???
    > Why don't they use negative error codes for failure, like
    > everything else in the kernel?!!
    > I've tripped over this at least twice, and on each occasion spent a
    > considerable length of time trying to track down the problem.

    yeah, lets just flip the logic over, but combined with a rename so that
    we dont surprise not-yet-in-tree code [and documentation/books].
    queue_work() -> add_work() or something like that.


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