Re: [PATCH 01/32] block: Provide blkdev_get_handle_* functions

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On Tue, Jul 04, 2023 at 02:21:28PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> +struct bdev_handle *blkdev_get_handle_by_dev(dev_t dev, blk_mode_t mode,
> +		void *holder, const struct blk_holder_ops *hops)
> +{
> +	struct bdev_handle *handle = kmalloc(sizeof(struct bdev_handle),
> +					     GFP_KERNEL);
> +	struct block_device *bdev;
> +
> +	if (!handle)
> +		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> +	bdev = blkdev_get_by_dev(dev, mode, holder, hops);
> +	if (IS_ERR(bdev))
> +		return ERR_CAST(bdev);

Would we be better off with a handle->error (and a NULL return from this
function means "we couldn't allocate a handle")?  I have no objection
to what you've done here, just wondering if it might end up nicer for
the users.

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