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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] iw_cxgb4: drop check - dead code
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On 1/23/2019 12:30 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 02:27:13AM +0100, Nicholas Mc Guire wrote:
>> The kmalloc is called with | __GFP_NOFAIL so there is no point in
>> checking the return value - it either returns valid storage or it would
>> hang/terminate there. But it is not possible to say if the use of
>> __GFP_NOFAIL is really needed and the check should be removed or
>> vice-versa (use of __GFP_NOFAIL should be only in exceptional
>> cases as I understand it and alloc_srq_queue() is called in quite
>> a few places)
>> In either way it would need fixing.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Mc Guire <hofrat@osadl.org>
>> Fixes: 6a0b6174d35a ("rdma/cxgb4: Add support for kernel mode SRQ's")
>> ---
>
> Steve? It seems weird to have NOFAIL and then have an error unwind
> path, what is the deal here?
>
>> diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c b/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c
>> index 917ce5c..c2a12ba 100644
>> --- a/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c
>> +++ b/drivers/infiniband/hw/cxgb4/qp.c
>> @@ -2597,8 +2597,6 @@ static int alloc_srq_queue(struct c4iw_srq *srq, struct c4iw_dev_ucontext *uctx,
>> wr_len = sizeof(*res_wr) + sizeof(*res);
>>
>> skb = alloc_skb(wr_len, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOFAIL);
>> - if (!skb)
>> - goto err_free_queue;
>> set_wr_txq(skb, CPL_PRIORITY_CONTROL, 0);
>>
>> res_wr = (struct fw_ri_res_wr *)__skb_put(skb, wr_len);
>> --
>> 2.1.4
>>

The other queue allocations in qp.c don't use __GFP_NOFAIL. So either
leave it and remove the error check as per this patch, or remove the
NOFAIL and leave the check.

I suggest you remove the __GFP_NOFAIL, since I have a recollection that
using it was frowned upon. In this case, if there is no memory
available it is reasonable to return that error to the user creating the
srq...


Steve.

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