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SubjectRe: [PATCH] string.h: Mark 34 functions with __must_check
On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 8:09 AM Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 14:14:28 +0200
> Markus Elfring <Markus.Elfring@web.de> wrote:
>
> > From: Markus Elfring <elfring@users.sourceforge.net>
> > Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 13:53:59 +0200
> >
> > Several functions return values with which useful data processing
> > should be performed. These values must not be ignored then.
> > Thus use the annotation “__must_check” in the shown function declarations.
> >
> > Add also corresponding parameter names for adjusted functions.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Markus Elfring <elfring@users.sourceforge.net>
> >
>
> I'm curious. How many warnings showed up when you applied this patch?

I got zero for x86_64 and arm64 defconfig builds of linux-next with
this applied. Hopefully that's not an argument against the more
liberal application of it? I view __must_check as a good thing, and
encourage its application, unless someone can show that a certain
function would be useful to call without it.
--
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

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