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SubjectRe: [2.4] init/do_mounts.c::rd_load_image() memleak
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Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> said:
> On Fri, Mar 14 2003, Oleg Drokin wrote:

[...]

> > Do you propose somebody should go and fix all
> > if ( something )
> > kfree(something);
> > pieces of code to read just
> > kfree(something); ?

> No that would just be another pointless exercise in causing more
> annoyance for someone who has to look through patches finding that one
> hunk that breaks stuff. The recent spelling changes come to mind.

By that standard, most janitorial patches should be ditched. That way, no
cruft will ever be removed.

Instead of this extremist position, some way should be found that minimizes
this kind of friction.
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