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




On Wed, 2017-12-06 at 11:45 -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Dec 2017, SF Markus Elfring wrote:
> > Omit an extra message for a memory allocation failure in this function.

Markus' typical terrible commit message.

> > diff --git 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.

No, but the effect is similar.

OOM does a dump_stack() so this function's call tree is shown.