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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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