Re: [PATCH linux-next] autofs4: autofs4_catatonic_mode(): removeredundant null check on kfree()

From: Ian Kent
Date: Wed Feb 13 2013 - 02:37:54 EST

On Wed, 2013-02-13 at 11:23 +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> 13.02.2013 11:20, Ian Kent wrote:
> > On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 10:12 -0700, Tim Gardner wrote:
> >> smatch analysis:
> >>
> >> fs/autofs4/waitq.c:46 autofs4_catatonic_mode() info: redundant null
> >> check on wq-> calling kfree()
> >
> > I'm not sure about this change.
> >
> > autofs4_catatonic_mode() could be called when there are remaining
> > entries in the wait queue, which is nulled, so autofs4_wait_release()
> > won't see the the discarded waits if it is called.
> Ian, this is about something else really. The patch is about the
> NULL check before calling kfree() -- it does the NULL check internally.
> It is nothing about code flow or anything else, it is about calling
> kfree() unconditionally regardless whenever the argument is actually
> NULL or non-NULL. It makes the code shorter and easier to read.

Oh, right, kfree() does the a NULL check since a long time now.
My bad, sorry.

> You can add my
> Signed-off-by: Michael Tokarev <mjt@xxxxxxxxxx>

So, you would like me to forward this to Linus?

I'd be inclined to wait until the window for 3.9 opens since Linus
probably has more than enough to do finalizing 3.8 right now.


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