RE: [PATCH 2/5] staging:ti dspbridge: remove unnecessary check for NULL pointer in cmm.c

From: Ramos Falcon, Ernesto
Date: Wed Jul 28 2010 - 13:29:55 EST

Agree! I'll send new version of this patch.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Felipe Contreras [mailto:felipe.contreras@xxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:12 PM
>To: Ramos Falcon, Ernesto
>Cc: Menon, Nishanth; gregkh@xxxxxxx; Ramirez Luna, Omar; ohad@xxxxxxxxxx;
>ameya.palande@xxxxxxxxx; felipe.contreras@xxxxxxxxx; Guzman Lugo, Fernando;
>linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; andy.shevchenko@xxxxxxxxx; linux-
>Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] staging:ti dspbridge: remove unnecessary check for
>NULL pointer in cmm.c
>Hi Ernesto,
>On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 7:53 PM, Ramos Falcon, Ernesto <ernesto@xxxxxx>
>>>here is a better approach:
>>>remove cmm_xlator_delete altogether
>> I considered this approach before but in terms of maintainability I
>thought it was easier to locate where translator tables are destroy if we
>keep cmm_xlator_delete function.
>That's not maintainability, that's debugging convenience. AFAIU linux
>is all about maintenance, because that provides real, tangible, and
>proven gains. Debugging convenience gains are hypothetical; you don't
>really know how useful it will be to have a separate free function.
>And please avoid bottom-posting, instead use interleaved style,
>otherwise people see a comment, and then have to scroll down to see
>the answer.
>Felipe Contreras
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