Re: [PATCH 1/1] kernel-audit: Deletion of an unnecessary check before the function call "audit_log_end" (or improve error handling?)

From: SF Markus Elfring
Date: Sun Nov 16 2014 - 07:08:10 EST

> The original code is very clear, the new code works exactly the same but
> it's not clear if the author forgot about handling errors from
> audit_log_start().

We have got different expectations on source code clarity here.

> So now someone will come along later and add:
> if (!ab)
> return;
> We get a lot of mindless "add error handling" patches like that.

This is an interesting background information.

Do you eventually prefer to improve the affected error detection
and corresponding exception handling?
Will a condition check become absolutely necessary there?

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