Re: [PATCH] posix-timer: don't call idr_find() w/ out-of-range ID

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Wed Feb 20 2013 - 18:08:12 EST

Hello, Thomas.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:01:07AM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> idr_find() should simply return NULL, if "id < 0". Is it that hard?

It already does but w/ WARN_ON_ONCE(). The WARN_ON_ONCE() is there
mostly as a transitional precaution. As the previous idr_find()
behavior was extremely weird, just in case someone was depending on
ignoring the msb for example, it would be nice to be able to identify
the ones which are passing in negative ids, at least for a release
cycle or two.


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