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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tpm/tpm_i2c_stm_st33: Check return code of get_burstcount (fix CID: 986658)
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On Tue, 2013-10-29 at 20:07 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 01:42:11AM +0100, Peter Hüwe wrote:
> > Hi Greg,
> > > >
> > > > CID: 986658
> > > What is this field for?
> >
> > That's the scan id in the coverity database.
> > If you think that's just noise I can leave it out.
>
> It's noise as not everyone can see it or make anything out of it, so
> please don't include it.

I think it's useful information for people who became aware of the bug
via Coverity. It's not so different from a CVE ID, or a reference to
one of the various enterprise distro bug trackers where bug reports
often aren't public.

Obviously this cannot be a substitute for explaining the bug properly in
the commit message.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
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