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SubjectRe: [PATCH 001/115] gpu: ion: Add ION Memory Manager
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On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 01:10:38PM -0800, Colin Cross wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 02:23:35PM -0800, John Stultz wrote:
>> >> + idev->debug_root = debugfs_create_dir("ion", NULL);
>> >> + if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(idev->debug_root))
>> >> + pr_err("ion: failed to create debug files.\n");
>> >
>> > There's no need to check for this at all, you just printed out an error
>> > message if CONFIG_DEBUGFS is not enabled, which isn't all that nice.
>> >
>> > Something to clean up later, no big deal now.
>>
>> Patch 75/115 (ion: remove IS_ERR_OR_NULL) replaces this chunk with:
>> idev->debug_root = debugfs_create_dir("ion", NULL);
>> if (!idev->debug_root)
>> pr_err("ion: failed to create debug files.\n");
>> which won't print an error if debugfs is disabled.
>
> If debugfs is disabled, debugfs_create_dir() returns ERR_PTR(-ENODEV).

ERR_PTR(-ENODEV) is not NULL, so this won't print an error. I thought
that was the point of returning ERR_PTR when disabled and NULL when
enabled.

> So are you sure you tested this? :)

I have not tested this, but it seems correct to me.


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