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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [PATCH] oops in sd_shutdown
On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:35:26PM -0700, Jeff Woods wrote:
> At +0200 04:49 AM 8/12/2003, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> >On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 06:13:50PM -0700, Jeff Woods wrote:
> >
> >>Looking only at the above code snippet, I'd suggest something more like:
> >
> >>+ if (!sdp ||
> >
> >This is not meaningful.
>
> How is it not meaningful? The next action in the expression is to
> dereference the pointer and if it has a NULL value then I expect the
> dereference to fail. [But I am a complete newbie with respect to Linux
> kernel and driver code so perhaps my understanding is in error. If so,
> please enlighten me.]

sdp can not be NULL in this case. That is why it is not meaningful to
try to check for it.

thanks,

greg k-h
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