ubifs: no need to check return value of debugfs_create functions
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Greg KH June 12, 2019, 3:21 p.m. UTC
When calling debugfs functions, there is no need to ever check the
return value.  The function can work or not, but the code logic should
never do something different based on this.

Cc: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>
Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1@gmail.com>
Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
Cc: linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
 fs/ubifs/debug.c | 167 ++++++++++++-----------------------------------
 fs/ubifs/debug.h |   4 +-
 fs/ubifs/super.c |   9 +--
 3 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 135 deletions(-)

Comments

Mario Rugiero June 12, 2019, 4:52 p.m. UTC | #1
I think you should still abort if the directory fails to be created.
If it's NULL, all later file creation will be attempted at root debugfs.
Not only will they pollute the filesystem, but since they are not
attached to the directory we remove on cleanup, they'll leak.
Also, since failure is no longer reported, it may be a good idea to
log that failure.

El mié., 12 jun. 2019 a las 12:21, Greg Kroah-Hartman
(<gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>) escribió:
>
> When calling debugfs functions, there is no need to ever check the
> return value.  The function can work or not, but the code logic should
> never do something different based on this.
>
> Cc: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>
> Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1@gmail.com>
> Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
> Cc: linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> ---
>  fs/ubifs/debug.c | 167 ++++++++++++-----------------------------------
>  fs/ubifs/debug.h |   4 +-
>  fs/ubifs/super.c |   9 +--
>  3 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 135 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ubifs/debug.c b/fs/ubifs/debug.c
> index 3a2613038e88..57e6fcb043ca 100644
> --- a/fs/ubifs/debug.c
> +++ b/fs/ubifs/debug.c
> @@ -2812,115 +2812,69 @@ static const struct file_operations dfs_fops = {
>   * dbg_debugfs_init_fs - initialize debugfs for UBIFS instance.
>   * @c: UBIFS file-system description object
>   *
> - * This function creates all debugfs files for this instance of UBIFS. Returns
> - * zero in case of success and a negative error code in case of failure.
> + * This function creates all debugfs files for this instance of UBIFS.
>   *
>   * Note, the only reason we have not merged this function with the
>   * 'ubifs_debugging_init()' function is because it is better to initialize
>   * debugfs interfaces at the very end of the mount process, and remove them at
>   * the very beginning of the mount process.
>   */
> -int dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c)
> +void dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c)
>  {
>         int err, n;
>         const char *fname;
> -       struct dentry *dent;
>         struct ubifs_debug_info *d = c->dbg;
>
> -       if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS))
> -               return 0;
> -
>         n = snprintf(d->dfs_dir_name, UBIFS_DFS_DIR_LEN + 1, UBIFS_DFS_DIR_NAME,
>                      c->vi.ubi_num, c->vi.vol_id);
>         if (n == UBIFS_DFS_DIR_LEN) {
>                 /* The array size is too small */
>                 fname = UBIFS_DFS_DIR_NAME;
> -               dent = ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
> -               goto out;
> +               return;
>         }
>
>         fname = d->dfs_dir_name;
> -       dent = debugfs_create_dir(fname, dfs_rootdir);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out;
> -       d->dfs_dir = dent;
> +       d->dfs_dir = debugfs_create_dir(fname, dfs_rootdir);
>
>         fname = "dump_lprops";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_dump_lprops = dent;
> +       d->dfs_dump_lprops = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> +                                                &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "dump_budg";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_dump_budg = dent;
> +       d->dfs_dump_budg = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> +                                              &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "dump_tnc";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_dump_tnc = dent;
> +       d->dfs_dump_tnc = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> +                                             &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_general";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> -                                  &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_chk_gen = dent;
> +       d->dfs_chk_gen = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                            d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_index";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> -                                  &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_chk_index = dent;
> +       d->dfs_chk_index = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                              d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_orphans";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> -                                  &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_chk_orph = dent;
> +       d->dfs_chk_orph = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                             d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_lprops";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> -                                  &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_chk_lprops = dent;
> +       d->dfs_chk_lprops = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                               d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_fs";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> -                                  &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_chk_fs = dent;
> +       d->dfs_chk_fs = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                           d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "tst_recovery";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> -                                  &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_tst_rcvry = dent;
> +       d->dfs_tst_rcvry = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                              d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
>
>         fname = "ro_error";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
> -                                  &dfs_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       d->dfs_ro_error = dent;
> -
> -       return 0;
> -
> -out_remove:
> -       debugfs_remove_recursive(d->dfs_dir);
> -out:
> -       err = dent ? PTR_ERR(dent) : -ENODEV;
> -       ubifs_err(c, "cannot create \"%s\" debugfs file or directory, error %d\n",
> -                 fname, err);
> -       return err;
> +       d->dfs_ro_error = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                             d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
>  }
>
>  /**
> @@ -2929,8 +2883,7 @@ int dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c)
>   */
>  void dbg_debugfs_exit_fs(struct ubifs_info *c)
>  {
> -       if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS))
> -               debugfs_remove_recursive(c->dbg->dfs_dir);
> +       debugfs_remove_recursive(c->dbg->dfs_dir);
>  }
>
>  struct ubifs_global_debug_info ubifs_dbg;
> @@ -3006,75 +2959,38 @@ static const struct file_operations dfs_global_fops = {
>   *
>   * UBIFS uses debugfs file-system to expose various debugging knobs to
>   * user-space. This function creates "ubifs" directory in the debugfs
> - * file-system. Returns zero in case of success and a negative error code in
> - * case of failure.
> + * file-system.
>   */
> -int dbg_debugfs_init(void)
> +void dbg_debugfs_init(void)
>  {
> -       int err;
>         const char *fname;
> -       struct dentry *dent;
> -
> -       if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS))
> -               return 0;
>
>         fname = "ubifs";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_dir(fname, NULL);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out;
> -       dfs_rootdir = dent;
> +       dfs_rootdir = debugfs_create_dir(fname, NULL);
>
>         fname = "chk_general";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
> -                                  &dfs_global_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       dfs_chk_gen = dent;
> +       dfs_chk_gen = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir,
> +                                         NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_index";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
> -                                  &dfs_global_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       dfs_chk_index = dent;
> +       dfs_chk_index = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                           dfs_rootdir, NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_orphans";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
> -                                  &dfs_global_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       dfs_chk_orph = dent;
> +       dfs_chk_orph = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                          dfs_rootdir, NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_lprops";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
> -                                  &dfs_global_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       dfs_chk_lprops = dent;
> +       dfs_chk_lprops = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                            dfs_rootdir, NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
>
>         fname = "chk_fs";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
> -                                  &dfs_global_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       dfs_chk_fs = dent;
> +       dfs_chk_fs = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir,
> +                                        NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
>
>         fname = "tst_recovery";
> -       dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
> -                                  &dfs_global_fops);
> -       if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
> -               goto out_remove;
> -       dfs_tst_rcvry = dent;
> -
> -       return 0;
> -
> -out_remove:
> -       debugfs_remove_recursive(dfs_rootdir);
> -out:
> -       err = dent ? PTR_ERR(dent) : -ENODEV;
> -       pr_err("UBIFS error (pid %d): cannot create \"%s\" debugfs file or directory, error %d\n",
> -              current->pid, fname, err);
> -       return err;
> +       dfs_tst_rcvry = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
> +                                           dfs_rootdir, NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
>  }
>
>  /**
> @@ -3082,8 +2998,7 @@ int dbg_debugfs_init(void)
>   */
>  void dbg_debugfs_exit(void)
>  {
> -       if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS))
> -               debugfs_remove_recursive(dfs_rootdir);
> +       debugfs_remove_recursive(dfs_rootdir);
>  }
>
>  void ubifs_assert_failed(struct ubifs_info *c, const char *expr,
> diff --git a/fs/ubifs/debug.h b/fs/ubifs/debug.h
> index 64c6977c189b..c6c8f1b62af5 100644
> --- a/fs/ubifs/debug.h
> +++ b/fs/ubifs/debug.h
> @@ -309,9 +309,9 @@ int dbg_leb_unmap(struct ubifs_info *c, int lnum);
>  int dbg_leb_map(struct ubifs_info *c, int lnum);
>
>  /* Debugfs-related stuff */
> -int dbg_debugfs_init(void);
> +void dbg_debugfs_init(void);
>  void dbg_debugfs_exit(void);
> -int dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c);
> +void dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c);
>  void dbg_debugfs_exit_fs(struct ubifs_info *c);
>
>  #endif /* !__UBIFS_DEBUG_H__ */
> diff --git a/fs/ubifs/super.c b/fs/ubifs/super.c
> index 04b8ecfd3470..2429906bd681 100644
> --- a/fs/ubifs/super.c
> +++ b/fs/ubifs/super.c
> @@ -1477,9 +1477,7 @@ static int mount_ubifs(struct ubifs_info *c)
>         if (err)
>                 goto out_infos;
>
> -       err = dbg_debugfs_init_fs(c);
> -       if (err)
> -               goto out_infos;
> +       dbg_debugfs_init_fs(c);
>
>         c->mounting = 0;
>
> @@ -2364,9 +2362,7 @@ static int __init ubifs_init(void)
>         if (err)
>                 goto out_shrinker;
>
> -       err = dbg_debugfs_init();
> -       if (err)
> -               goto out_compr;
> +       dbg_debugfs_init();
>
>         err = register_filesystem(&ubifs_fs_type);
>         if (err) {
> @@ -2378,7 +2374,6 @@ static int __init ubifs_init(void)
>
>  out_dbg:
>         dbg_debugfs_exit();
> -out_compr:
>         ubifs_compressors_exit();
>  out_shrinker:
>         unregister_shrinker(&ubifs_shrinker_info);
> --
> 2.22.0
>
>
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Greg KH June 12, 2019, 5 p.m. UTC | #2
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On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 01:52:23PM -0300, Mario Rugiero wrote:
> I think you should still abort if the directory fails to be created.

Why?

> If it's NULL, all later file creation will be attempted at root debugfs.

debugfs_create_dir() can not return NULL.

> Not only will they pollute the filesystem, but since they are not
> attached to the directory we remove on cleanup, they'll leak.

That can not happen, if the parent directory is an error pointer, the
file will just not be created.

> Also, since failure is no longer reported, it may be a good idea to
> log that failure.

Why?  To where?  For what?  debugfs should never matter if it works or
not as no no-debugging userspace code should ever depend on it, and the
kernel should not ever "fail" anything if it is not working properly.

thanks,

greg k-h
Richard Weinberger June 12, 2019, 6:53 p.m. UTC | #3
Greg,

----- Ursprüngliche Mail -----
> Von: "Greg Kroah-Hartman" <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> An: "richard" <richard@nod.at>, "Artem Bityutskiy" <dedekind1@gmail.com>, "Adrian Hunter" <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
> CC: "linux-mtd" <linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org>
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2019 17:21:20
> Betreff: [PATCH] ubifs: no need to check return value of debugfs_create functions

> When calling debugfs functions, there is no need to ever check the
> return value.  The function can work or not, but the code logic should
> never do something different based on this.

why is it bad if we handle errors from debugfs?
At least a nice log message a la "sorry, no ubifs debuging for you"
would be nice to have.

Thanks,
//richard
Greg KH June 13, 2019, 5:47 a.m. UTC | #4
On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 08:53:57PM +0200, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Greg,
> 
> ----- Ursprüngliche Mail -----
> > Von: "Greg Kroah-Hartman" <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > An: "richard" <richard@nod.at>, "Artem Bityutskiy" <dedekind1@gmail.com>, "Adrian Hunter" <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
> > CC: "linux-mtd" <linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org>
> > Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2019 17:21:20
> > Betreff: [PATCH] ubifs: no need to check return value of debugfs_create functions
> 
> > When calling debugfs functions, there is no need to ever check the
> > return value.  The function can work or not, but the code logic should
> > never do something different based on this.
> 
> why is it bad if we handle errors from debugfs?

Because there is no need to?  If debugfs fails, there is nothing that a
user can do about it :)

> At least a nice log message a la "sorry, no ubifs debuging for you"
> would be nice to have.

I think the lack of a debugfs file is kind of obvious :)

Anyway, the point is that there is no need to check for return values
from debugfs, and the logic of the non-debugfs code should not do
anything different if debugfs is acting up or not.

thanks,

greg k-h

Patch
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diff --git a/fs/ubifs/debug.c b/fs/ubifs/debug.c
index 3a2613038e88..57e6fcb043ca 100644
--- a/fs/ubifs/debug.c
+++ b/fs/ubifs/debug.c
@@ -2812,115 +2812,69 @@  static const struct file_operations dfs_fops = {
  * dbg_debugfs_init_fs - initialize debugfs for UBIFS instance.
  * @c: UBIFS file-system description object
  *
- * This function creates all debugfs files for this instance of UBIFS. Returns
- * zero in case of success and a negative error code in case of failure.
+ * This function creates all debugfs files for this instance of UBIFS.
  *
  * Note, the only reason we have not merged this function with the
  * 'ubifs_debugging_init()' function is because it is better to initialize
  * debugfs interfaces at the very end of the mount process, and remove them at
  * the very beginning of the mount process.
  */
-int dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c)
+void dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c)
 {
 	int err, n;
 	const char *fname;
-	struct dentry *dent;
 	struct ubifs_debug_info *d = c->dbg;
 
-	if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS))
-		return 0;
-
 	n = snprintf(d->dfs_dir_name, UBIFS_DFS_DIR_LEN + 1, UBIFS_DFS_DIR_NAME,
 		     c->vi.ubi_num, c->vi.vol_id);
 	if (n == UBIFS_DFS_DIR_LEN) {
 		/* The array size is too small */
 		fname = UBIFS_DFS_DIR_NAME;
-		dent = ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
-		goto out;
+		return;
 	}
 
 	fname = d->dfs_dir_name;
-	dent = debugfs_create_dir(fname, dfs_rootdir);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out;
-	d->dfs_dir = dent;
+	d->dfs_dir = debugfs_create_dir(fname, dfs_rootdir);
 
 	fname = "dump_lprops";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_dump_lprops = dent;
+	d->dfs_dump_lprops = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
+						 &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "dump_budg";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_dump_budg = dent;
+	d->dfs_dump_budg = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
+					       &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "dump_tnc";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_dump_tnc = dent;
+	d->dfs_dump_tnc = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
+					      &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_general";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
-				   &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_chk_gen = dent;
+	d->dfs_chk_gen = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					     d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_index";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
-				   &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_chk_index = dent;
+	d->dfs_chk_index = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					       d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_orphans";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
-				   &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_chk_orph = dent;
+	d->dfs_chk_orph = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					      d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_lprops";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
-				   &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_chk_lprops = dent;
+	d->dfs_chk_lprops = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+						d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_fs";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
-				   &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_chk_fs = dent;
+	d->dfs_chk_fs = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					    d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "tst_recovery";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
-				   &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_tst_rcvry = dent;
+	d->dfs_tst_rcvry = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					       d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
 
 	fname = "ro_error";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, d->dfs_dir, c,
-				   &dfs_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	d->dfs_ro_error = dent;
-
-	return 0;
-
-out_remove:
-	debugfs_remove_recursive(d->dfs_dir);
-out:
-	err = dent ? PTR_ERR(dent) : -ENODEV;
-	ubifs_err(c, "cannot create \"%s\" debugfs file or directory, error %d\n",
-		  fname, err);
-	return err;
+	d->dfs_ro_error = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					      d->dfs_dir, c, &dfs_fops);
 }
 
 /**
@@ -2929,8 +2883,7 @@  int dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c)
  */
 void dbg_debugfs_exit_fs(struct ubifs_info *c)
 {
-	if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS))
-		debugfs_remove_recursive(c->dbg->dfs_dir);
+	debugfs_remove_recursive(c->dbg->dfs_dir);
 }
 
 struct ubifs_global_debug_info ubifs_dbg;
@@ -3006,75 +2959,38 @@  static const struct file_operations dfs_global_fops = {
  *
  * UBIFS uses debugfs file-system to expose various debugging knobs to
  * user-space. This function creates "ubifs" directory in the debugfs
- * file-system. Returns zero in case of success and a negative error code in
- * case of failure.
+ * file-system.
  */
-int dbg_debugfs_init(void)
+void dbg_debugfs_init(void)
 {
-	int err;
 	const char *fname;
-	struct dentry *dent;
-
-	if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS))
-		return 0;
 
 	fname = "ubifs";
-	dent = debugfs_create_dir(fname, NULL);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out;
-	dfs_rootdir = dent;
+	dfs_rootdir = debugfs_create_dir(fname, NULL);
 
 	fname = "chk_general";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
-				   &dfs_global_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	dfs_chk_gen = dent;
+	dfs_chk_gen = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir,
+					  NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_index";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
-				   &dfs_global_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	dfs_chk_index = dent;
+	dfs_chk_index = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					    dfs_rootdir, NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_orphans";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
-				   &dfs_global_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	dfs_chk_orph = dent;
+	dfs_chk_orph = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					   dfs_rootdir, NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_lprops";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
-				   &dfs_global_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	dfs_chk_lprops = dent;
+	dfs_chk_lprops = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					     dfs_rootdir, NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
 
 	fname = "chk_fs";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
-				   &dfs_global_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	dfs_chk_fs = dent;
+	dfs_chk_fs = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir,
+					 NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
 
 	fname = "tst_recovery";
-	dent = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR, dfs_rootdir, NULL,
-				   &dfs_global_fops);
-	if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(dent))
-		goto out_remove;
-	dfs_tst_rcvry = dent;
-
-	return 0;
-
-out_remove:
-	debugfs_remove_recursive(dfs_rootdir);
-out:
-	err = dent ? PTR_ERR(dent) : -ENODEV;
-	pr_err("UBIFS error (pid %d): cannot create \"%s\" debugfs file or directory, error %d\n",
-	       current->pid, fname, err);
-	return err;
+	dfs_tst_rcvry = debugfs_create_file(fname, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR,
+					    dfs_rootdir, NULL, &dfs_global_fops);
 }
 
 /**
@@ -3082,8 +2998,7 @@  int dbg_debugfs_init(void)
  */
 void dbg_debugfs_exit(void)
 {
-	if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DEBUG_FS))
-		debugfs_remove_recursive(dfs_rootdir);
+	debugfs_remove_recursive(dfs_rootdir);
 }
 
 void ubifs_assert_failed(struct ubifs_info *c, const char *expr,
diff --git a/fs/ubifs/debug.h b/fs/ubifs/debug.h
index 64c6977c189b..c6c8f1b62af5 100644
--- a/fs/ubifs/debug.h
+++ b/fs/ubifs/debug.h
@@ -309,9 +309,9 @@  int dbg_leb_unmap(struct ubifs_info *c, int lnum);
 int dbg_leb_map(struct ubifs_info *c, int lnum);
 
 /* Debugfs-related stuff */
-int dbg_debugfs_init(void);
+void dbg_debugfs_init(void);
 void dbg_debugfs_exit(void);
-int dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c);
+void dbg_debugfs_init_fs(struct ubifs_info *c);
 void dbg_debugfs_exit_fs(struct ubifs_info *c);
 
 #endif /* !__UBIFS_DEBUG_H__ */
diff --git a/fs/ubifs/super.c b/fs/ubifs/super.c
index 04b8ecfd3470..2429906bd681 100644
--- a/fs/ubifs/super.c
+++ b/fs/ubifs/super.c
@@ -1477,9 +1477,7 @@  static int mount_ubifs(struct ubifs_info *c)
 	if (err)
 		goto out_infos;
 
-	err = dbg_debugfs_init_fs(c);
-	if (err)
-		goto out_infos;
+	dbg_debugfs_init_fs(c);
 
 	c->mounting = 0;
 
@@ -2364,9 +2362,7 @@  static int __init ubifs_init(void)
 	if (err)
 		goto out_shrinker;
 
-	err = dbg_debugfs_init();
-	if (err)
-		goto out_compr;
+	dbg_debugfs_init();
 
 	err = register_filesystem(&ubifs_fs_type);
 	if (err) {
@@ -2378,7 +2374,6 @@  static int __init ubifs_init(void)
 
 out_dbg:
 	dbg_debugfs_exit();
-out_compr:
 	ubifs_compressors_exit();
 out_shrinker:
 	unregister_shrinker(&ubifs_shrinker_info);