Re: [PATCH 24/27] tracing: Remove use of seq_printf return value
From: Joe Perches
Date: Sun Feb 22 2015 - 05:39:48 EST
On Sun, 2015-02-22 at 04:41 +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 10:54:09PM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:53:51 -0800 Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > The seq_printf return value, because it's frequently misused,
> > > will eventually be converted to void.
> > >
> > > See: commit 1f33c41c03da ("seq_file: Rename seq_overflow() to
> > > seq_has_overflowed() and make public")
> > >
> > > Miscellanea:
> > >
> > > o Remove unused return value from trace_lookup_stack
> > Acked-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> 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
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
Besides that, the return value of the containing function
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