[05/30] Driver core: fix driver_register() return value
From: Greg KH
Date: Fri Nov 06 2009 - 17:12:06 EST
2.6.29-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
From: Stas Sergeev <stsp@xxxxxxxx>
commit 39acbc12affcaa23ef1d887ba3d197baca8e6e47 upstream.
In this patch:
the check was added for another driver to already claim the same device
on the same bus. But the returned error code was wrong: to modprobe, the
-EEXIST means that _this_ driver is already installed. It therefore
doesn't produce the needed error message when _another_ driver is trying
to register for the same device. Returning -EBUSY fixes the problem.
Signed-off-by: Stas Sergeev <stsp@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
drivers/base/driver.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
@@ -227,7 +227,7 @@ int driver_register(struct device_driver
printk(KERN_ERR "Error: Driver '%s' is already registered, "
- return -EEXIST;
+ return -EBUSY;
ret = bus_add_driver(drv);
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