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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] [JFFS2] jffs2_start_garbage_collect_thread() return value cleanup
    On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:09:01 +0100 David Woodhouse <> wrote:

    > On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 15:11 +0300, Gerard Lledo wrote:
    > > There is no user of this return value in the kernel. Change it to return void
    > > instead.
    > NAK. I hate this type of patch.
    > A function _should_ return an error value indicating success or failure,
    > if there's _any_ chance that it (or a future rewrite of it) may fail.
    > It's up to the _callers_ to act on that result, or not, as they see fit.


    > Andrew, may I suggest that you look for such justification in future
    > patches of this type?

    eh, I sometimes don't even look at them. I just save them up in case of
    maintainer fumblage.

    I might retain this one as a "jffs2 fails to check
    jffs2_start_garbage_collect_thread() return value" bug report :)

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