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Re: [PATCH] USB: hub: Delete an error message for a failed memory allocation in usb_hub_clear_tt_buffer()




Hi Alan,

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 5:45 PM, Alan Stern <stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Dec 2017, SF Markus Elfring wrote:
>
>> From: Markus Elfring <elfring@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:00:18 +0100
>>
>> Omit an extra message for a memory allocation failure in this function.
>>
>> This issue was detected by using the Coccinelle software.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Markus Elfring <elfring@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>>  drivers/usb/core/hub.c | 1 -
>>  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/usb/core/hub.c b/drivers/usb/core/hub.c
>> index 7ccdd3d4db84..9fbb908e9552 100644
>> --- a/drivers/usb/core/hub.c
>> +++ b/drivers/usb/core/hub.c
>> @@ -829,7 +829,6 @@ int usb_hub_clear_tt_buffer(struct urb *urb)
>>        */
>>       clear = kmalloc(sizeof *clear, GFP_ATOMIC);
>>       if (clear == NULL) {
>> -             dev_err(&udev->dev, "can't save CLEAR_TT_BUFFER state\n");
>>               /* FIXME recover somehow ... RESET_TT? */
>>               return -ENOMEM;
>>       }
>
> Does the existing memory allocation error message include the
> &udev->dev device name and driver name?  If it doesn't, there will be
> no way for the user to tell that the error message is related to the
> device failure.

The system will come to a grinding halt anyway if it can't allocate 24 or 40
bytes. Which is BTW more or less the amount of memory saved by killing
the useless (error) message.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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