Re: [PATCH 3.12-rc7] KVM: Fix modprobe failure for kvm_intel/kvm_amd

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Wed Oct 30 2013 - 11:46:56 EST

Il 30/10/2013 16:39, Raghavendra K T ha scritto:
>> Why even error out at all here? You should never care about debugfs
>> file creation return values, so why pass any error back up the stack?
> We could change this to return 0, but we will still be left with
> kvm_main.c: kvm_init_debug() function which creates the kvm debugfs
> directory. (I thought Paolo and Gleb's ack would be needed for
> that change since it would be a bigger decision for me)
> So I just made the patch to fix only Linus's concern.

Even if it is okay to exit and not create the files (and I think it's a
bit surprising), I'd like at least a printk to signal what's happening.
But there should be no reason for debugfs directory creation to fail in
the end, except for basic mistakes such as the one that Tim reported, so
I think it's better to report the failure.

> But sorry that I did not make that explicit. (infact module insertion
> error was because of successful creation of kvm directory in above code
> and then error coming from kvm_init_debug() in kvm_main.c).

Yes, and I'm keeping the error reporting there too, while fixing the
bogus EFAULT.

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