[U-Boot-Users] Return convention for eth_init() ?

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Jun 19 18:34:25 CEST 2003

In message <FD2AC9A020DDD51194710008C7089B20053D4C90 at dlee17.itg.ti.com> you wrote:
> Is there any "correct" convention for the value eth_init() is supposed to
> return?  grep'ing/cscop'ing the code seems to indicate that there

Return 0 for success, -1 for error.

> isn't.....what should it be.... if there is no consistent return then
> perhaps it should be changed to return a void.   Being silly, I checked for
> errors and tried to report them back, unfortunately none of the upstream
> users check for errors.  Thankfully, the control^c now works for me.

You are right, there is little error checking in place as is, but  we
should keep this option open.

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Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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