> On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 18:52 +0100, Kay Sievers wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 18:08, James Bottomley
>> <James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com> wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 18:24 +0200, Vorobiev Dmitri wrote:
>> >> > This patch fixes the following compilation warning:
>> >> >
>> >> > CC [M] drivers/scsi/sgiwd93.o
>> >> > drivers/scsi/sgiwd93.c:314: warning: initialization from
>> >> > pointer type
>> >> Any news about this one? I think this patch should go via linux-scsi,
>> >> unless you would be insisting on pushing it via linux-mips, in which
>> >> I'll politely bug Ralf about it. :)
>> > Looks OK for the local change.
>> > Globally, having driver->remove and platform_driver->remove return int
>> > instead of void looks wrong. Particularly when the only use cases are
>> > in drivers/base/ and they all ignore the return code.
>> > Greg and Kay ... shouldn't we simply redefine the return values for
>> > remove methods in these structures to return void (and thus match the
>> > use case)?
>> Aren't there many many drivers across the tree, using the "int remove"
> Yes ... since it's a function prototype.
> However, if drivers/base simply discards the return, it's a trap we
> shouldn't be setting.
Hmmm, it does look like the return value is discarded, please see
drivers/base/dd.c::__device_release_driver() for details.
Does this not deserve a good cleanup?