Re: make checkpatch warn about memset with swapped arguments.

From: Dave Jones
Date: Thu Mar 17 2011 - 17:51:20 EST

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 05:38:16PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:

> > Maybe it's just me, but I think it would be better to use bzero() for
> > this operation - it's more readable and it can't be screwed up. Then
> > checkpatch checks for memset(xxx, 0, xxx) and for memset(xxx, xxx, 0)
> > and says "hey, use bzero".
> Honestly, I've never had the issues with memset. Maybe back in college.
> But heh, whatever.

You're smarter than the average bear.

Given how often this bug turns up in both userspace and kernelspace,
it's a landmine waiting for someone to step on.


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