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SubjectRE: [char-misc-next 1/8] mei: debugfs: validate dev is not null
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> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 07:16:07AM +0000, Winkler, Tomas wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:05:36PM +0300, Tomas Winkler wrote:
> > > > make static analyzer happy
> > >
> > > That's a stupid analyzer.
> > >
> > > Sorry, this case can never be true, so don't check for it. Fix your
> > > analyzer.
> > >
> > > > and validate dev argument before dereferencing
> > >
> > > Again, no need to do so, it's always set properly.
> > >
> > > sorry, I can't take this.
> >
> > Fair enough, I didn't like that patch myself now I have other confirmation that
> this is stupid.
>
> This is about the 10th time I have gotten patches that are somehow being
> _forced_ by Intel developers to submit, and require me to say they are
> stupid and wrong and push back on.
>
> Someone needs to go stop that Intel code analyzer and push back on them
> directly, don't rely on me being the one to do this, it only makes me
> grumpy and mad when you all make me do your job on this :(
>
These tools and BKMs have a lot of false alarms, but sometimes they hit the nail.
It was just my personal bad call, to send this patch out.
But I really don't know about others, Intel is a big company.

Thanks
Tomas




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