path: root/drivers/input
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authorNeil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>2006-12-06 20:37:08 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.osdl.org>2006-12-07 08:39:35 -0800
commit5d469ec0f40d65b2a0a704402990a43b2dafe197 (patch)
treee633e67ac9387042617f9de843f020d6116b2d84 /drivers/input
parentdc168427e6250a5a24c59f34afed6538092dab42 (diff)
[PATCH] Correct misc_register return code handling in several drivers
Clean up several code points in which the return code from misc_register is not handled properly. Several modules failed to deregister various hooks when misc_register fails, and this patch cleans them up. Also there are a few modules that legitimately don't care about the failure status of misc register. These drivers however unilaterally call misc_deregister on module unload. Since misc_register doesn't initialize the list_head in the init_routine if it fails, the deregister operation is at risk for oopsing when list_del is called. The initial solution was to manually init the list in the miscdev structure in each of those modules, but the consensus in this thread was to consolodate and do that universally inside misc_register. Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com> Cc: Bjorn Helgaas <bjorn.helgaas@hp.com> Cc: Kylene Jo Hall <kjhall@us.ibm.com> Cc: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru> Cc: Olaf Hering <olh@suse.de> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/input')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/input/misc/hp_sdc_rtc.c b/drivers/input/misc/hp_sdc_rtc.c
index ab4da79ee560..31d5a13bfd6b 100644
--- a/drivers/input/misc/hp_sdc_rtc.c
+++ b/drivers/input/misc/hp_sdc_rtc.c
@@ -695,7 +695,9 @@ static int __init hp_sdc_rtc_init(void)
if ((ret = hp_sdc_request_timer_irq(&hp_sdc_rtc_isr)))
return ret;
- misc_register(&hp_sdc_rtc_dev);
+ if (misc_register(&hp_sdc_rtc_dev) != 0)
+ printk(KERN_INFO "Could not register misc. dev for i8042 rtc\n");
create_proc_read_entry ("driver/rtc", 0, NULL,
hp_sdc_rtc_read_proc, NULL);

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