Re: [PATCH] update to version 0.10

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Fri Sep 28 2007 - 05:45:32 EST

* Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:40:03 +0200 Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > i ran it over kernel/sched.c and there are many bogus warnings that i
> > reported to you earlier:
> >
> > WARNING: multiple assignments should be avoided
> > #2319:
> > + max_load = this_load = total_load = total_pwr = 0;
> That warning is non-bogus, although this is one of the bogosities
> which I personally don't bother fixing or making a fuss about.
> But I do think it detracts from the readability of the code, and from
> patches which later alter that code. A bit.

well, the two variants is:

max_load = this_load = total_load = total_pwr = 0;

max_load = 0;
this_load = 0;
total_load = 0;
total_pwr = 0;

and the first one is more readable and more compact. (as long as the
conceptual 'type' of the variables is the same - which it is in this

anyway, this is something where reasonable people might disagree, and a
tool should not force it one way or another. And this is the second time
i raised this very example and Andy ignored my feedback and failed to
notice the structural problem behind it (that a tool should only warn by
default if it is _sure_ that there is a problem - otherwise the tool
cannot be used for effective [i.e. automated] quality control), so i'm
raising this point again, in a slightly more irritated tone ;-)

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