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SubjectRe: Style question: Should one check for NULL pointers?
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Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu> said:

[...]

> But if you look very far through the kernel sources you will see many
> occurrences of code similar to this:
>
> static void release(struct xxx *ptr)
> {
> if (!ptr)
> return;
> ...
>
> I can't see any reason for keeping something like that.

Just like free(3)
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