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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH] PM / devfreq: Fix static checker warning in try_then_request_governor
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Dear all,

It missed to send this patch to 'stable@vger.kernel.org'.
So, I add it to mailing list.

Regards,
Chanwoo Choi


On 19. 3. 13. 오후 9:22, Enric Balletbo i Serra wrote:
> The patch 23c7b54ca1cd: "PM / devfreq: Fix devfreq_add_device() when
> drivers are built as modules." leads to the following static checker
> warning:
>
> drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c:1043 governor_store()
> warn: 'governor' can also be NULL
>
> The reason is that the try_then_request_governor() function returns both
> error pointers and NULL. It should just return error pointers, so fix
> this by returning a ERR_PTR to the error intead of returning NULL.
>
> Fixes: 23c7b54ca1cd ("PM / devfreq: Fix devfreq_add_device() when drivers are built as modules.")
> Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
> Signed-off-by: Enric Balletbo i Serra <enric.balletbo@collabora.com>
> Reviewed-by: Chanwoo Choi <cw00.choi@samsung.com>
> ---
> Hi,
>
> This is a resend of [1] as seems that got lost at some point and I just
> noticed that was never merged.
>
> Thanks,
> Enric
>
> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/10/16/744
>
>
> drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c b/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
> index 0ae3de76833b..839621b044f4 100644
> --- a/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
> +++ b/drivers/devfreq/devfreq.c
> @@ -228,7 +228,7 @@ static struct devfreq_governor *find_devfreq_governor(const char *name)
> * if is not found. This can happen when both drivers (the governor driver
> * and the driver that call devfreq_add_device) are built as modules.
> * devfreq_list_lock should be held by the caller. Returns the matched
> - * governor's pointer.
> + * governor's pointer or an error pointer.
> */
> static struct devfreq_governor *try_then_request_governor(const char *name)
> {
> @@ -254,7 +254,7 @@ static struct devfreq_governor *try_then_request_governor(const char *name)
> /* Restore previous state before return */
> mutex_lock(&devfreq_list_lock);
> if (err)
> - return NULL;
> + return ERR_PTR(err);
>
> governor = find_devfreq_governor(name);
> }
>


--
Best Regards,
Chanwoo Choi
Samsung Electronics

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