Re: [PATCH] Illustration of warning explosion silliness

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 00:42:55 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
You're ignoring the API issue at hand. Let me say it again for the cheap seats: "search" You search a list, and stick a pointer somewhere when found. No hardware touched. No allocations. Real world. There is an example of usage in the kernel today.

If it's called in that fashion then the caller should still check the
device_for_each_child() return value to find out if it actually got a

Or in the case of scsi_sysfs.c, it simply <does something>.

Oh well, whatever. This thing introduces endless build noise we won't kill for years, making it much harder to spot much more serious stuff.


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