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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] checkpatch: Attempt to find unnecessary 'out of memory' messages
On Wed, 2014-06-11 at 10:47 +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> Acked-by: Dan Carpenter <>
> This check introduces 1849 new warnings. I looked through
> the first 70 warnings and there were no false positives.

Thanks for checking Dan.

As your systems are much faster than mine, perhaps you could publish
the output of some script like:

$ git ls-files -- "*.[ch]" | while read file ; do \
./scripts/ -f --emacs --terse --no-summary --types=OOM_MESSAGE $file; \

to someplace like kernel janitors.

That might prompt someone to submit patch series for them.

> Besides the bloat issue, I don't like these warnings because they make
> the error handling harder to read. They are sort of a mindless thing
> that people feel they have to do for no particular reason. Since
> people aren't thinking when they write the error message then you get
> NULL dereferences and so on.

Yeah, that too.

cheers, Joe

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