bpf: Silence Coverity warning for find_kfunc_desc_btf

The helper function returns a pointer that in the failure case encodes
an error in the struct btf pointer. The current code lead to Coverity
warning about the use of the invalid pointer:

 *** CID 1507963:  Memory - illegal accesses  (USE_AFTER_FREE)
 /kernel/bpf/verifier.c: 1788 in find_kfunc_desc_btf()
 1782                          return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
 1783                  }
 1785                  kfunc_btf = __find_kfunc_desc_btf(env, offset, btf_modp);
 1786                  if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(kfunc_btf)) {
 1787                          verbose(env, "cannot find module BTF for func_id %u\n", func_id);
 >>>      CID 1507963:  Memory - illegal accesses  (USE_AFTER_FREE)
 >>>      Using freed pointer "kfunc_btf".
 1788                          return kfunc_btf ?: ERR_PTR(-ENOENT);
 1789                  }
 1790                  return kfunc_btf;
 1791          }
 1792          return btf_vmlinux ?: ERR_PTR(-ENOENT);
 1793     }

Daniel suggested the use of ERR_CAST so that the intended use is clear
to Coverity, but on closer look it seems that we never return NULL from
the helper. Andrii noted that since __find_kfunc_desc_btf already logs
errors for all cases except btf_get_by_fd, it is much easier to add
logging for that and remove the IS_ERR check altogether, returning
directly from it.

Suggested-by: Andrii Nakryiko <andrii@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Kumar Kartikeya Dwivedi <memxor@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrii Nakryiko <andrii@kernel.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/20211009040900.803436-1-memxor@gmail.com
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