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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/14] Big kfree NULL check cleanup - misc remaining drivers
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        Mike> I'm not sure I agree that these are pointless
    Mike> checks. They're not in the main code path so nothing is lost
    Mike> by checking first. What if the pointer is NULL????

    Read the source to kfree(). The first thing it does is check if the
    pointer it is passed is NULL, so the only thing that checking in the
    caller does is save a function call. However I agree with Jesper that
    saving .text and cutting down on source code size far outweighs the
    cost of these extra function calls.

    - R.
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