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* Re: + markers-dont-risk-null-deref-in-marker-checkpatch-fixes.patch added to -mm tree
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@ 2008-02-28 22:36 ` Jesper Juhl
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From: Jesper Juhl @ 2008-02-28 22:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: akpm; +Cc: mm-commits, mathieu.desnoyers, Linux Kernel Mailing List

On 28/02/2008, akpm@linux-foundation.org <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
>  The patch titled
>      markers-dont-risk-null-deref-in-marker-checkpatch-fixes
>  has been added to the -mm tree.  Its filename is
>      markers-dont-risk-null-deref-in-marker-checkpatch-fixes.patch
>
<snip>
>  Subject: markers-dont-risk-null-deref-in-marker-checkpatch-fixes
>  From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>

Andrew,  I very much do not agree with you and/or checkpatch here :

>  WARNING: braces {} are not necessary for single statement blocks
>  #34: FILE: kernel/marker.c:715:
>  +       if (!entry) {
>  +               goto end;
>  +       }
>
>  total: 0 errors, 1 warnings, 29 lines checked
>
>  ./patches/markers-dont-risk-null-deref-in-marker.patch has style problems, please review.  If any of these errors
>  are false positives report them to the maintainer, see
>  CHECKPATCH in MAINTAINERS.
>
>  Please run checkpatch prior to sending patches
>
>  Cc: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
>  Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
>  Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>  ---
>
>   kernel/marker.c |    6 ++----
>   1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
>  diff -puN kernel/marker.c~markers-dont-risk-null-deref-in-marker-checkpatch-fixes kernel/marker.c
>  --- a/kernel/marker.c~markers-dont-risk-null-deref-in-marker-checkpatch-fixes
>  +++ a/kernel/marker.c
>  @@ -702,9 +702,8 @@ int marker_probe_unregister(const char *
>
>         mutex_lock(&markers_mutex);
>         entry = get_marker(name);
>  -       if (!entry) {
>  +       if (!entry)
>                 goto end;
>  -       }
>         if (entry->rcu_pending)
>                 rcu_barrier();
>         old = marker_entry_remove_probe(entry, probe, probe_private);
>  @@ -712,9 +711,8 @@ int marker_probe_unregister(const char *
>         marker_update_probes();         /* may update entry */
>         mutex_lock(&markers_mutex);
>         entry = get_marker(name);
>  -       if (!entry) {
>  +       if (!entry)
>                 goto end;
>  -       }
>         entry->oldptr = old;
>         entry->rcu_pending = 1;
>         /* write rcu_pending before calling the RCU callback */

While it is entirely true that the compiler has no need for the extra
{} they are very nice for human readers/editors of the code - and if
what's inside happens to be a macro, also potentially safer.

I left them in very much on purpose.

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