Re: [PATCH 1/3] vxlan: silence one build warning

From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 11:25:24 EST

On Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:38:07 -0400 (EDT)
David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:41:34 -0700
> > I would rather not fix the warning this way since it risks masking
> > later bugs if this code ever changes.
> But this is suboptimally coded, and is asking for the warning.
> Anything returning a pointer by reference is asking for trouble
> in my opinion.
> The correct thing to do is to make create_v{4,6}_sock() return
> the "struct socket *" as an error pointer.
> No more ambiguous initializations, no more warnings.

Agreed, original code used ERR_PTR (see vxlan_socket_create),
the side effect stuff only came with the addition of IPv6.
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