> While the allocator does print an error when allocations fail,
> it may not be immediately apparent to the user what the
> *consequences* are.  In this case, the consequence is that the
> device properties will not be available for consumption by
> drivers and they may fail to probe or behave in entirely
> unexpected ways.

Would it make sense to indicate such a questionable software situation
be any return code?


> Hence I deliberately printed an error message here so that the user
> can make the connection between erratic behavior of drivers later on
> and the memory allocation error here.

Do you find this terse message really sufficient?

Can the mentioned properties be required for the desired system configuration?

Regards,
Markus

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