Re: salinfo incorrectly returning -ENOMEM

From: dann frazier <dannf_at_hp.com>
Date: 2006-01-28 10:24:15
On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 17:45 -0500, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
> dann frazier wrote:
> > salinfo_decode will silently exit occasionally due to a failed open
> > of /proc/sal/XXX/data.  This is because the kernel is returning -ENOMEM
> > after attempting to vmalloc a buffer of size  
> > ia64_sal_get_state_info_size(data->type).
> > 
> > However, on my system ia64_sal_get_state_info_size is returning 0, in
> > which case I'd think a NULL vmalloc() result is correct.  
> > 
> > This patch assumes, of course, that 0 is a reasonable return value from
> > ia64_sal_get_state_info_size().
> > 
> 
> I'm working on fixing this up ...
> 
> The issue here is that ia64_sal_get_state_info_size is not doing any 
> test on ia64_sal_retval.status other than to return 0.  0 is a 
> reasonable return on an error, but :) as you noted the caller better be 
> watching for it.
> 
> Dann, this patch will at least tell you what that return value is and 
> might a) indicate a bigger bug, or b) indicate what's wrong with your 
> platform ;).

Thanks Prarit.  Here's the output I get:

ia64_sal_get_state_info failed: Call completed with error
ia64_sal_get_state_info failed: Call completed with error

Useful, eh? :)


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