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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 06/13] pwm: add support for sl28cpld PWM controller
On Tue, 28 Jul 2020, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:21:22AM +0200, Michael Walle wrote:
> > Am 2020-07-28 09:43, schrieb Uwe Kleine-König:
> > > On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 01:18:27AM +0200, Michael Walle wrote:
> > > > +static int sl28cpld_pwm_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > > > +{
> > > > + struct sl28cpld_pwm *priv;
> > > > + struct pwm_chip *chip;
> > > > + int ret;
> > > > +
> > > > + if (!pdev->dev.parent)
> > > > + return -ENODEV;
> > > > +
> > > > + priv = devm_kzalloc(&pdev->dev, sizeof(*priv), GFP_KERNEL);
> > > > + if (!priv)
> > > > + return -ENOMEM;
> > > > +
> > > > + priv->regmap = dev_get_regmap(pdev->dev.parent, NULL);
> > > > + if (!priv->regmap)
> > >
> > > Error message here?
> >
> > This shouldn't really happen and I put it into the same category
> > as the two above and report no error. But I can add it.
>
> For kzalloc it is right to not emit an error because a failing kzalloc
> is already loud on its own. I missed the first error path, that should
> get a message, too.
>
> > Generally, it looked to me that more and more drivers don't
> > really report errors anymore, but just return with an -EWHATEVER.
> > So if someone can shed some light here, I'm all ears.
>
> IMHO it's wrong not to add error messages. At one point in time it will
> fail and then you're happy if you don't have to add printks all over the
> place first to debug that.

Error messages should only be omitted for -ENOMEM and if something is
already being printed out, ideally by the sub-system API.

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