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SubjectRE: [PATCH 3/4] char/tpm: Improve a size determination in nine functions
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> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:50:05AM +0000, Alexander.Steffen@infineon.com
> wrote:
> > > > Replace the specification of data structures by pointer dereferences
> > > > as the parameter for the operator "sizeof" to make the corresponding
> > > > size
> > > > determination a bit safer according to the Linux coding style
> > > > convention.
> > >
> > >
> > > This patch does one style in favor of the other.
> >
> > I actually prefer that style, so I'd welcome this change :)
> >
> > > At the end it's Jarkko's call, though I would NAK this as I think some
> > > one already told this to you for some other similar patch(es).
> > >
> > >
> > > I even would suggest to stop doing this noisy stuff, which keeps people
> > > busy for nothing.
> >
> > Cleaning up old code is also worth something, even if does not change
> > one bit in the assembly output in the end...
> >
> > Alexander
>
> Quite insignificant clean up it is that does more harm that gives any
> benefit as any new change adds debt to backporting.
>
> Anyway, this has been a useful patch set for me in the sense that I have
> clearer picture now on discarding/accepting commits.

Indeed. I have now a better understanding for why some code looks as ugly as it does.

> One line minor
> clean up will be from now on automatic NAK unless it causes a compiler
> warning or some other visible side-effect.

Not a nice policy, but at least a policy. I have deleted the tasks that I had still planned for other cleanup activities.

Alexander

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