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Date:	Sun, 18 Mar 2007 10:04:21 -0400
From:	Theodore Tso <>
To:	"Brian D. Behlendorf" <>
Subject: Re: e2fsprogs coverity patch <cid-02.diff>

On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 06:11:17PM -0800, Brian D. Behlendorf wrote:
> Looks like ss_current_request is a macro that will set code to 0. This test
> will always be false. I will remove this error case.

The ss library is pretty stable, yes, but it's a bad idea to remove an
error check which is mandated by the interface defintion; what if the
implementation changes in the future?

Probably the better way to shut up coverity in this case is to replace
the current implementation of ss_current_request with a C version
which checks to make sure sci_idx is valid (as opposed to blindly
indexing off the array and potentially causing a seg fault), and
returning EINVAL if sci_idx is invalid.

I will NOT do this fixup now, but I will queue it in a future
(low-priority) TODO list.  Fixes to do this are welcome.

					- Ted
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