Re: md/raid1: Improve another size determination in setup_conf()

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Fri Oct 07 2016 - 05:07:38 EST

On 07.10.2016 10:53, SF Markus Elfring wrote:
>>>> Replace the specification of a data structure by a pointer dereference
>>>> as the parameter for the operator "sizeof" to make the corresponding size
>>>> determination a bit safer.
>>> Isn't this pure matter of taste?
>>> Some developers prefer sizeof(*ptr) because it is easier to type, other
>>> developers prefer sizeof(struct foo) because you can determine the type
>>> at first sight and makes review more easy.
>> sizeof(*ptr) is more future proof and normally more obvious and easier
>> to review.
> Is it interesting to see how different the software development opinions
> can be for such an implementation detail?
>> That said, I've tried to tell Markus to only send bugfix patches
> Can any deviations from the Linux coding style become "bugs" also in
> your view of the software situation?
>> because these are a waste of time
> How do you value compliance with coding styles?

Just stop sending these kind of patches, *please*.
Linux has tons of issues, fixes for real problems are very welcome.
But coding style bike shedding is just a waste of time.