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SubjectRe: [alsa-devel] [PATCH 1/15] sound/soc/mxs/mxs-saif.c: add missing iounmap
On Sat, 28 Jan 2012, Wolfram Sang wrote:

>>> You can skip checking 'iores', too. I also did that in the example, but
>>> a lot of people seem to miss it.
>>
>> I can try to do that, but it seems a little bit unintuitive.
>> Perhaps it would be easier for people to remember to put in error
>> handling code when they need it if they always have to do it? If I
>> remove it, there will be one call that has no test and then another
>> call a few lines later that does.
>
> I see your point. I would still like to get rid of the duplicated code
> (then it can't be forgotten as well). Maybe I should have named the
> function something alike devm_check_and_request_and_ioremap()? Then I
> could have also introduced a similar function for requesting irq. Will
> think about this a bit more. Thanks for updating your patch!

Despite believing in my point, error handling code is where people make a
lot of mistakes. Getting rid of it seems always to be a good idea. Maybe
such checks could be moved into more uses of the result of
platform_get_resource.

julia


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