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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] [Request for inclusion] Filesystem in Userspace

    Pekka Enberg schrieb:
    > Hi,
    > On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 11:20:22 +0100, Miklos Szeredi <> wrote:
    >>> - Breaks if CONFIG_PROC_FS is not enabled.
    >>Yes. Would a device node be better? Perhaps. This way there's no
    >>need to allocate a major/minor for a device.
    > ...or fix your Kconfig to select procfs. :)
    > On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 11:20:22 +0100, Miklos Szeredi <> wrote:
    >>> - Explicit casts are not needed when converting void pointers
    >>>(found in various places).
    >>But they don't hurt either. At least I can be sure to assign the
    >>right kind of pointer.
    > Hmm? The conversion is guaranteed by the standard which makes them
    > redundant.

    And redundancy does hurt maintainability.

    Naturally, it would be the other way around.
    Sure you can write all your code in binary, or even better compressed,
    but i wouldnt maintain those beasts ;-)

    The have been
    > patches to get rid of the existing casts so please don't introduce new
    > ones.
    > Pekka

    I vote for explicit casts, makes code more readable.

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