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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] extcon: fix extcon_get_extcon_dev() error handling
On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 03:39:46PM +0900, Chanwoo Choi wrote:
> Hi Dan,
>
> First of all, sorry for late reply.
>
> There is one issue. About this issue, I already discussed on patch[1]
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/5BEB63C3.1020504@samsung.com/
>
> extcon_get_extcon_dev() is used for anywhere except for probe step.
> But EPROBE_DEFER is only used on probe step.
>
> So that it is not clear to return EPROBE_DEFER from extcon_get_extcon_dev()
> because extcon_get_extcon_dev() never know either call it on probe function
> or not.

Currently extcon_get_extcon_dev() is only called from probe so it's not
an issue.

It's impossible to know what future programmers will want, but I feel
like this change probably makes it easier for them.

regards,
dan carpenter

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