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SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver-core: devtmpfs - driver core maintained /dev tmpfs
On Fri, 1 May 2009 13:16:22 +0200
Kay Sievers <> wrote:

> On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 07:29, Andrew Morton <> wrote:
> > dev->type->nodename() might have failed due to -ENOMEM, in which case
> > it seems wrong to assume that it returned NULL for <whatever reason you
> > thought it might want to return NULL>.
> >
> > It's all a bit confused.
> This logic is only for providing a custom name hint. Only a few
> devices need that at all. If the allocation fails, the default name
> will be used, not the custom name.

But that's bad, isn't it? It means that the kernel will come up with
one name if the memory allcoation succeeded, and a different name if
the allocation failed.

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