Patchwork [PULL,17/26] ivshmem: add missing error exit(2)

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Submitter Michael Tokarev
Date June 14, 2013, 10:50 a.m.
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Michael Tokarev - June 14, 2013, 10:50 a.m.
From: Stefan Hajnoczi <>

If the user fails to specify 'chardev' or 'shm' then we cannot continue.
Exit right away so that we don't invoke shm_open(3) with a NULL pointer.

It would be nice to replace exit(1) with error returns in the PCI device
.init() function, but leave that for another patch since exit(1) is
currently used elsewhere.

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Cc: Cam Macdonell <>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <>
Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Tokarev <>
 hw/misc/ivshmem.c |    1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)


diff --git a/hw/misc/ivshmem.c b/hw/misc/ivshmem.c
index a19a6d6..5658f73 100644
--- a/hw/misc/ivshmem.c
+++ b/hw/misc/ivshmem.c
@@ -735,6 +735,7 @@  static int pci_ivshmem_init(PCIDevice *dev)
         if (s->shmobj == NULL) {
             fprintf(stderr, "Must specify 'chardev' or 'shm' to ivshmem\n");
+            exit(1);
         IVSHMEM_DPRINTF("using shm_open (shm object = %s)\n", s->shmobj);