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SubjectRe: [PATCH] driver-core: devtmpfs - driver core maintained /dev tmpfs
On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 21:26, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 May 2009 13:16:22 +0200
> Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 07:29, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> 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 allocation succeeded, and a different name if
> the allocation failed.

Yeah, sure, it's bad. But I think we have pretty much lost anyway, if
we run into oom at this stage.

What should we do instead? If we, for some reason, can not get a
possible custom name?

Thanks,
Kay
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