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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] vt: fix a missing-check bug in con_init()
On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 09:44:49PM +0800, Gen Zhang wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 03:38:38PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 09:15:06PM +0800, Gen Zhang wrote:
> > > In function con_init(), the pointer variable vc_cons[currcons].d, vc and
> > > vc->vc_screenbuf is allocated by kzalloc(). However, kzalloc() returns
> > > NULL when fails. Therefore, we should check the return value and handle
> > > the error.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Gen Zhang <blackgod016574@gmail.com>
> > > ---
> >
> > What changed from v1, v2, and v3?
> Thanks for your timely response. I am not a native English speaker, so
> I am not sure I understand this correctly. Does this mean that I should
> use "v5", rather than "v4"?

"v" means "version".

You need to list what you changed with each version of this patch.

The documentation in the kernel tells you how to do this.

> > That always goes below the --- line.
> And I can't see what goes wrong with "---". Could you please make some
> explaination?

Again, please read the documentation, it describes how to do this for
patches that have gone through multiple versions.

thanks,

greg k-h

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