Re: [PATCH] drivers: Conversions from kmalloc+memset tok(z|c)alloc.

From: Pekka J Enberg
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 06:12:11 EST

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, Panagiotis Issaris wrote:
> Ah okay. Up until now, I thought it would be okay to change the style of
> the code if it was listed in the CodingStyle document and in any other
> cause should be left untouched as it would be left to the maintainers
> personal preference. That's why I explicitly asked about the "if ((buf =
> kmalloc(...)==NULL) -> buf = kmalloc(...); if (!buf)" type of changes.
> Ofcourse, I should have put cosmetic changes in a separate patch anyway.

At least Andrew seems to prefer cleaning up in the same patch. Anyway, I
don't think Jeff meant that you shouldn't do any cleanups, but that you
should try to respect the existing style as much possible. There are
things that are almost generally agreed upon, such as removal of redundant
typecasts, redundant wrappers, and moving assignment out of if statement
expression. Formatting and the dreaded sizeof thing, however,
are not, so it is best to keep them as-is.

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