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

From: Panagiotis Issaris
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 06:41:27 EST

On vr, 2006-07-21 at 13:14 +0300, Pekka J Enberg wrote:
> 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.
Thank God! I had been preparing such a cleanup patch for several hours
last night :)

With friendly regards,

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