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SubjectRe: [PATCH] chardev: set variable ret to -EBUSY before checking minor range overlap
On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 09:53:06PM +0800, Chengguang Xu wrote:
> When allocating dynamic major, the minor range overlap check
> in __register_chrdev_region() will not fail, so actually
> there is no real case to passing non negative error code to
> caller. However, set variable ret to -EBUSY before chekcking
> minor range overlap will avoid false-positive warning from
> code analyzing tool(like Smatch) and also make the code more
> easy to understand.
> Suggested-by: Dan Carpenter <>
> Signed-off-by: Chengguang Xu <>
> ---
> fs/char_dev.c | 3 ++-
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

What tree was this patch made against? I can't seem to apply it
anywhere :(

Please fix up and resend.


greg k-h

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