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SubjectRe: [PATCH] genhd must_check warning fix


On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, Nick Piggin wrote:
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> If you tune out the must_check warnings, then how is that better than
> not having them at all? In either case, you'd have missed this genhd
> bug(let).

Quite frankly, there have historically been too many people who just added
"must_check" to their function prototypes because they thought they were
oh-so-important. Which means that at least _I_ tend to just ignore them
(and have asked people to remove some when they get too annoying).

So I'm not at all surprised that people tune them out. They have become
debased by being overused.

Linus


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