Commit faa3aad7 authored by Serge E. Hallyn's avatar Serge E. Hallyn Committed by James Morris

securityfs: fix long-broken securityfs_create_file comment

If there is an error creating a file through securityfs_create_file,
NULL is not returned, rather the error is propagated.
Signed-off-by: default avatarSerge E. Hallyn <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Morris <>
parent 5626d3e8
......@@ -205,12 +205,11 @@ static int create_by_name(const char *name, mode_t mode,
* This function returns a pointer to a dentry if it succeeds. This
* pointer must be passed to the securityfs_remove() function when the file is
* to be removed (no automatic cleanup happens if your module is unloaded,
* you are responsible here). If an error occurs, %NULL is returned.
* you are responsible here). If an error occurs, the function will return
* the erorr value (via ERR_PTR).
* If securityfs is not enabled in the kernel, the value %-ENODEV is
* returned. It is not wise to check for this value, but rather, check for
* %NULL or !%NULL instead as to eliminate the need for #ifdef in the calling
* code.
* returned.
struct dentry *securityfs_create_file(const char *name, mode_t mode,
struct dentry *parent, void *data,
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