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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sysctl: remove impossible condition check
On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Eric W. Biederman
<> wrote:
>> Looking again at the code, I'm wondering if this is not actually a
>> bug. There might be entries with procname == NULL, meaning they are
>> not mirrored in /proc. What seems wrong is the condition in the for().
>> It should stop when all fields are 0 (meaning the end of the table)
>> instead of stopping when procname is NULL.
> It is not a bug.  The condition was originally p->ctlname then
> it became p->ctlname || p->procname and then finally I was able to
> kill ctl_name.
> What you see is a left over that didn't get removed.

Alright then.

> This is also the second time in the last couple of weeks someone has
> sent this patch.
> There is some ongoing work to make sysctl scale better that with
> any luck should be ready for 3.1.  Decide which version of this
> patch you like and please resend, and I will add this to my
> sysctl tree.

There's also the same thing in this file, in scan() function. I'll add
it to the previous patch and resend.

Lucas De Marchi
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