On 6 March 2018 at 13:54, Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrj...@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 01:35:11PM +0000, Emil Velikov wrote:
>> Hi Ville,
>>
>> On 2 March 2018 at 13:25, Ville Syrjala <ville.syrj...@linux.intel.com> 
>> wrote:
>> > From: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrj...@linux.intel.com>
>> >
>> > Creating a property that doesn't have a name makes no sense to me. Don't
>> > allow it.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrj...@linux.intel.com>
>> > ---
>> >  drivers/gpu/drm/drm_property.c | 6 ++----
>> >  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>> >
>> > diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_property.c 
>> > b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_property.c
>> > index bae50e6b819d..fe8627fb7ae6 100644
>> > --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_property.c
>> > +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_property.c
>> > @@ -99,10 +99,8 @@ struct drm_property *drm_property_create(struct 
>> > drm_device *dev, int flags,
>> >         property->num_values = num_values;
>> >         INIT_LIST_HEAD(&property->enum_list);
>> >
>> > -       if (name) {
>> > -               strncpy(property->name, name, DRM_PROP_NAME_LEN);
>> > -               property->name[DRM_PROP_NAME_LEN-1] = '\0';
>> > -       }
>> > +       strncpy(property->name, name, DRM_PROP_NAME_LEN);
>> > +       property->name[DRM_PROP_NAME_LEN-1] = '\0';
>> >
>> Shouldn't one also a) error (WARN + return NULL) out when name is NULL
>> and b) update the documentation?
>
> The developer gets the oops. No point in further handholding IMO.
>
Gut feeling suggests that not everyone tests all their
drm_properly_create codepaths. So it's more of user gets an oops.
But that's another story ;-)

> Didn't look at the docs us usual. Are they saying NULL is OK?
>
The drm_property_create does not explicitly mention (allow?) NULL.
Yet again I don't recall any instances of the docs saying that, using
NULL is allowed/valid.

It's been a while since I read through the docs, so they might be updated.

Either way it was a simple fly-by suggestion.
-Emil
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