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From: Jakub Kicinski <>
To: Yajun Deng <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: sock: add the case if sk is NULL
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2021 06:11:36 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri,  6 Aug 2021 14:38:15 +0800 Yajun Deng wrote:
> Add the case if sk is NULL in sock_{put, hold},
> The caller is free to use it.
> Signed-off-by: Yajun Deng <>

The obvious complaint about this patch (and your previous netdev patch)
is that you're spraying branches everywhere in the code. Sure, it may
be okay for free(), given how expensive of an operation that is but
is having refcounting functions accept NULL really the best practice?

Can you give us examples in the kernel where that's the case?

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-06 13:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-06  6:38 Yajun Deng
2021-08-06 13:11 ` Jakub Kicinski [this message]
2021-08-09  6:12 ` yajun.deng
2021-08-09  9:34   ` Eric Dumazet
2021-08-09 10:28     ` Leon Romanovsky
2021-08-09  9:15 ` Eric Dumazet

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