staging: wlan-ng: p80211conv.h: warning I don't understand

Gavin O'Leary goleary1 at
Wed Nov 11 21:55:40 EST 2015

I realized there is a typo in the subject, the file is p80211conv.c and not .h
From: kernelnewbies-bounces at [kernelnewbies-bounces at] on behalf of Gavin O'Leary [goleary1 at]
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:33 PM
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Subject: staging: wlan-ng: p80211conv.h: warning I don't understand

Hello all,

I am new to the realm of linux kernel development. I've been sending in small patches to fix check-patch warnings. I was fixing up the file listed in the subject when I came across this warning.

drivers/staging/wlan-ng/p80211conv.c:622: WARNING: Possible unnecessary 'out of memory' message

Source Code:

if (rxmeta == NULL) {
                           "%s: Failed to allocate rxmeta.\n", wlandev->name);
                result = 1;
                goto exit;

What is this warning about? How do I go about fixing it?

Thank you,
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