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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] net: sfc: fix return value check in efx_ptp_probe_channel().
On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 00:15 -0500, David Miller wrote:
> From: Cyril Roelandt <>
> Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:24:53 +0100
> > The ptp_clock_register() returns ERR_PTR() and never returns NULL. Replace the
> > NULL check by a call to IS_ERR().
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Cyril Roelandt <>
> I'll let Ben queue this up.
> Probably he'll want to avoid potentially leaving an ERR_PTR
> in ptp->phc_clock even if, with this fix, that would be
> harmless.

Sorry for the delay in looking at this. This change is fine, as the
entire structure *ptp will be freed on the failure path.

I'm now on vacation until the new year. Cyril, please re-send your
patch with the addition of:

Acked-by: Ben Hutchings <>

so it will show up on 'patchwork' again and David can apply it from


Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
Not speaking for my employer; that's the marketing department's job.
They asked us to note that Solarflare product names are trademarked.

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