[PATCH] commands: don't use stale errno when calling fb_open

Andrey Smirnov andrew.smirnov at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 12:20:28 PDT 2019


On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 12:05 PM Ahmad Fatoum <a.fatoum at pengutronix.de> wrote:
>
> fb_open returns a pointer and doesn't populate errno, which will
> results in a stale errno being evaluated by perror() on failure.
> Fix this by populating errno manually at call sites.
>

Why not just convert the code to use strerror() instead? Seems a bit
more straightforward plus changing errno outside of our "POSIX/C"
layer seems a bit out of place. Not a big deal though.

Thanks,
Andrey Smirnov

> While at it, correct the typo in the prefix passed to perror().
>
> Signed-off-by: Ahmad Fatoum <a.fatoum at pengutronix.de>
> ---
>  commands/fbtest.c | 5 +++--
>  commands/splash.c | 5 +++--
>  2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/commands/fbtest.c b/commands/fbtest.c
> index e5dd8ba7fabf..2c589f77d3b8 100644
> --- a/commands/fbtest.c
> +++ b/commands/fbtest.c
> @@ -271,8 +271,9 @@ static int do_fbtest(int argc, char *argv[])
>
>         sc = fb_open(fbdev);
>         if (IS_ERR(sc)) {
> -               perror("fd_open");
> -               return PTR_ERR(sc);
> +               errno = PTR_ERR(sc);
> +               perror("fb_open");
> +               return errno;
>         }
>
>         if (!pattern_name) {
> diff --git a/commands/splash.c b/commands/splash.c
> index 2b70b296837e..75b3ee3fadaf 100644
> --- a/commands/splash.c
> +++ b/commands/splash.c
> @@ -54,8 +54,9 @@ static int do_splash(int argc, char *argv[])
>
>         sc = fb_open(fbdev);
>         if (IS_ERR(sc)) {
> -               perror("fd_open");
> -               return PTR_ERR(sc);
> +               errno = PTR_ERR(sc);
> +               perror("fb_open");
> +               return errno;
>         }
>
>         buf = gui_screen_render_buffer(sc);
> --
> 2.20.1
>
>
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