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

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Tue Jun 4 01:08:53 PDT 2019


On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 09:05:35PM +0200, Ahmad Fatoum 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.
> 
> 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;
>  	}

I would also prefer a printf() message along with a strerror(). Setting
a global variable when the result is only used in this function looks
odd.

Sascha

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