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SubjectRe: Do not misuse Coverity please (Was: sound/oss/cs46xx.c: fix a check after use)
On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, L. A. Walsh wrote:

> However, in this case, if the author is _certain_ the
> pointer can never be NULL, than an "ASSERT(card!=NULL);" might
> be appropriate, where ASSERT is a macro that normally compiles
> in the check, but could compile to "nothing" for embedded or
> kernels that aren't being developed in.

If the kernel dereferences a NULL pointer, it produces an extensive bug
report. The automatic oops is about the most useful thing to do if a
pointer is unexpectedly NULL.

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