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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] x86: kvm: no need to check return value of debugfs_create functions
On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 06:49:47PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 22/01/19 15:35, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > When calling debugfs functions, there is no need to ever check the
> > return value. The function can work or not, but the code logic should
> > never do something different based on this.
> >
> > Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
> > Cc: "Radim Krčmář" <rkrcmar@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> > Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
> > Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
> > Cc: <x86@kernel.org>
> > Cc: <kvm@vger.kernel.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > ---
> > arch/x86/kvm/debugfs.c | 26 ++++++++------------------
> > 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/debugfs.c b/arch/x86/kvm/debugfs.c
> > index c19c7ede9bd6..827cd58400d2 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kvm/debugfs.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/debugfs.c
> > @@ -43,26 +43,16 @@ DEFINE_SIMPLE_ATTRIBUTE(vcpu_tsc_scaling_frac_fops, vcpu_get_tsc_scaling_frac_bi
> >
> > int kvm_arch_create_vcpu_debugfs(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> > {
> > - struct dentry *ret;
> > -
> > - ret = debugfs_create_file("tsc-offset", 0444,
> > - vcpu->debugfs_dentry,
> > - vcpu, &vcpu_tsc_offset_fops);
> > - if (!ret)
> > - return -ENOMEM;
> > + debugfs_create_file("tsc-offset", 0444, vcpu->debugfs_dentry, vcpu,
> > + &vcpu_tsc_offset_fops);
> >
> > if (kvm_has_tsc_control) {
> > - ret = debugfs_create_file("tsc-scaling-ratio", 0444,
> > - vcpu->debugfs_dentry,
> > - vcpu, &vcpu_tsc_scaling_fops);
> > - if (!ret)
> > - return -ENOMEM;
> > - ret = debugfs_create_file("tsc-scaling-ratio-frac-bits", 0444,
> > - vcpu->debugfs_dentry,
> > - vcpu, &vcpu_tsc_scaling_frac_fops);
> > - if (!ret)
> > - return -ENOMEM;
> > -
> > + debugfs_create_file("tsc-scaling-ratio", 0444,
> > + vcpu->debugfs_dentry, vcpu,
> > + &vcpu_tsc_scaling_fops);
> > + debugfs_create_file("tsc-scaling-ratio-frac-bits", 0444,
> > + vcpu->debugfs_dentry, vcpu,
> > + &vcpu_tsc_scaling_frac_fops);
> > }
> >
> > return 0;
> >
>
> I'm still not sure about this. I think it's better if debugfs files are
> created "all or none", i.e. something like
>
> diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> index 5ecea812cb6a..ce70c30b2861 100644
> --- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> +++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> @@ -2573,9 +2573,7 @@ static int kvm_vm_ioctl_create_vcpu(
> if (r)
> goto vcpu_destroy;
>
> - r = kvm_create_vcpu_debugfs(vcpu);
> - if (r)
> - goto vcpu_destroy;
> + kvm_create_vcpu_debugfs(vcpu);

Ah, yes, sorry, I missed that. I'll respin the patch with this change
in it in a few days.

thanks for the review.

greg k-h

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