[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ASoC: wm8804: fix error handling code

Mark Brown broonie at opensource.wolfsonmicro.com
Mon Oct 11 14:00:15 CEST 2010

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 09:29:04PM +0400, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:
> kzalloc() returns NULL on error, not ERR_PTR().
> Also wm8804_modinit() didn't called i2c_del_driver() if
> spi_register_driver() failed.
> Signed-off-by: Vasiliy Kulikov <segooon at gmail.com>

Please try to follow Documentation/SubmittingPatches - in particular,
you should always split unrelated changes into separate patches.  In
this case your I2C and kzalloc() changes have nothing to do with each
other and so should be in separate patches, and the kzalloc() changes
were already applied from a patch by someone else.  For the registration

> @@ -804,6 +804,7 @@ static int __init wm8804_modinit(void)
>  	if (ret) {
>  		printk(KERN_ERR "Failed to register wm8804 I2C driver: %d\n",
>  		       ret);
> +		goto err;
>  	}
>  #endif
>  #if defined(CONFIG_SPI_MASTER)

...it's not clear to me that this change is an improvement - it'll make
the driver more fragile in the face of errors, I don't see a benefit in
refusing to register the variant for one bus if the other fails?

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