Re: [PATCH 24/27] tracing: Remove use of seq_printf return value

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 12:20:43 EST

On Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:39:38 -0800
Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > FWIW, this one should be Cc:stable - it's a plain and simple bugfix
> > (so are all of those that used to return the result of seq_printf() from
> > ->show()).
> Nah, it's not really a bugfix here.
> Patches sent to stable should fix actual bugs or failures.
> Sure, it's a defect, but it's only a logical one, not an
> actual one. It doesn't/can't fail in practice.
> This is only a single symbol and so it can't overflow the
> initial allocation.
> Besides that, the return value of the containing function
> is ignored.

Right, there's nothing that will actually break with the current code.
The return value is ignored in the one place it is used. And no new
code is going to expect a result.

It's a fix that's fine for the next merge window. It's not even
important enough to get into this window.

-- Steve
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