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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] clk: Fix error handling in fixed clock hardware type register fn
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 08:38:25PM -0700, Saravana Kannan wrote:
> If memory allocation for the parents array or the parent string fails, then
> fail the registration immediately instead of calling clk_register and
> hoping it fails there.
>
> Return -ENOMEM on failure.
>
> Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <skannan@codeaurora.org>
> Cc: Mike Turquette <mturquette@linaro.org>
> Cc: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
> Cc: Rob Herring <rob.herring@calxeda.com>
> Cc: Russell King <linux@arm.linux.org.uk>
> Cc: Jeremy Kerr <jeremy.kerr@canonical.com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Arnd Bergman <arnd.bergmann@linaro.org>
> Cc: Paul Walmsley <paul@pwsan.com>
> Cc: Shawn Guo <shawn.guo@freescale.com>
> Cc: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer@pengutronix.de>
> Cc: Jamie Iles <jamie@jamieiles.com>
> Cc: Richard Zhao <richard.zhao@linaro.org>
> Cc: Saravana Kannan <skannan@codeaurora.org>
> Cc: Magnus Damm <magnus.damm@gmail.com>
> Cc: Mark Brown <broonie@opensource.wolfsonmicro.com>
> Cc: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@stericsson.com>
> Cc: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@codeaurora.org>
> Cc: Amit Kucheria <amit.kucheria@linaro.org>
> Cc: Deepak Saxena <dsaxena@linaro.org>
> Cc: Grant Likely <grant.likely@secretlab.ca>
> ---
> There are still some memory free issues when clk_register() fails, but I will
> fix it when I fixed the other register() fns to return ENOMEM of alloc
> failure instead of a NULL.
>
> drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c | 10 +++++++---
> 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c b/drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c
> index 90c79fb..6423ae9 100644
> --- a/drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c
> +++ b/drivers/clk/clk-fixed-rate.c
> @@ -61,22 +61,26 @@ struct clk *clk_register_fixed_rate(struct device *dev, const char *name,
> parent_names = kmalloc(sizeof(char *), GFP_KERNEL);
>
> if (! parent_names)
> - goto out;
> + goto fail_ptr;
>
> len = sizeof(char) * strlen(parent_name);
>
> parent_names[0] = kmalloc(len, GFP_KERNEL);
>
> if (!parent_names[0])
> - goto out;
> + goto fail_str;
>
> strncpy(parent_names[0], parent_name, len);
> }

It's easier to add a char *parent to struct clk_fixed and pass it to
clk_register with &fixed->parent. This saves you a kmalloc call and
makes the error path simpler. It's the same way already done in the
divider.

Sascha

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