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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Coccicheck: Remove memcpy to struct assignment test
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On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Bernd Petrovitsch
<bernd@petrovitsch.priv.at> wrote:
> On Die, 2014-03-18 at 22:11 +0100, Peter Senna Tschudin wrote:
>> The Coccinelle script scripts/coccinelle/misc/memcpy-assign.cocci look
>> for opportunities to replace a call to memcpy by a struct assignment.
>> This patch removes memcpy-assign.cocci as it is not clear that this
>> convention has an impact on the generated code.
>
> Using struct assignment keeps the type check and is just for this reason
> always preferable over memcpy().
What about the assignment hiding that a potentially large memcpy is
happening instead of just a pointer assignment?

>
> Kind regards,
> Bernd
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Peter


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