Re: gianfar: Less function calls in gfar_ethflow_to_filer_table() after error detection
From: Joe Perches
Date: Fri Jan 15 2016 - 07:04:11 EST
On Fri, 2016-01-15 at 12:47 +0100, SF Markus Elfring wrote:
> > > * Return directly if a memory allocation failed at the beginning.
> > >
> > > * Adjust jump targets according to the Linux coding style
> > > convention.
> > >
> > > This issue was detected by using the Coccinelle software.
> > Is this really better?
> > Perhaps this particular static analysis isn't too useful.
> The opinions are still evolving for such a kind of search pattern.
> > Why not just allocate once and assign a second pointer?
> > local_rqfpr = kmalloc_array(2 * (MAX_FILER_IDX + 1),
> > sizeof(unsigned int), GFP_KERNEL);
> > if (!local_rqfpr)
> > goto err;
> > local_rqfcr = &local_rqfpr[MAX_FILER_IDX + 1];
> Do you suggest to use only one array (instead of two as before) here?
That's a possibility.
If, as your title suggests, you really want fewer function
calls, (which as far as I saw, you didn't do) that could
be a mechanism to remove both an allocation and a free.