[Pm-utils] [PATCH 14/17] Remove redundant exit call from 95led

Victor Lowther victor.lowther at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 12:24:23 PST 2008

On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 07:08:27PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> 2008/2/16, Victor Lowther <victor.lowther at gmail.com>:
> >
> > Reserving an exit code for "not applicable" or "skipped" woud be fine,
> > but all those "|| exit 1" and the final "exit 0" are redundant.
> Not quite. Using || exit 1 normalizes the return code in case of an error.
> Take 20video as an example.
> Running vbetool could give you an return code other than 1 in case of
> an error ( I haven't actually checked the code, but you get the idea),
> maybe even 2 (ie. the code we reserve for skipped).
> So the || exit 1 is not redundant.

Which throws away potentially valuable debugging information.

Which is why I propose using 254 as our "skipped/not applicable"
error code and report the error code the hook returned if it is not 0 or

Upcoming patch series has a working implementation on this proposal.

> Michael
> -- 
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> universe are pointed away from Earth?

Victor Lowther
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