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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] Fix set but unused variable warnings
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 03:52:58PM +1000, Julian Calaby wrote:
> Given that patches 3, 4 and 5 seem to be a cases of missing error
> handling, (3 and 4 in particular seem to be breaking things rather
> than fixing them) in my humble opinion, I think this set needs some
> work and discussion.
> Justin, maybe you'd be better off posting the actual error messages
> (split up by subsystem) and letting the lists discuss them, rather
> than posting patches which are obviously wrong. (like the ones I've
> pointed out)

My first impression of patch 5 was "that can't be right", but upon review,
I concluded that was the best solution. If we return the PTR_ERR, this
is going to confuse every user of scsi_host_alloc who are currently only
checking for NULL.

Matthew Wilcox Intel Open Source Technology Centre
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

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