[PATCH] ERR_PTR: warn when ERR_PTR parameter is valid argument

From: Marcin Slusarz
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 12:52:06 EST

Check at runtime whether error argument of ERR_PTR is valid.
It can catch bugs which possibly lead to oops or panic earlier.

Currently there are > 600 calls of ERR_PTR with non-constant argument.

Signed-off-by: Marcin Slusarz <marcin.slusarz@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/err.h | 2 ++
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/err.h b/include/linux/err.h
index 4773ed3..f7e098e 100644
--- a/include/linux/err.h
+++ b/include/linux/err.h
@@ -3,6 +3,7 @@

#include <linux/compiler.h>

+#include <asm/bug.h>
#include <asm/errno.h>

@@ -22,6 +23,7 @@

static inline void *__ERR_PTR(long error)
return (void *) error;


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