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Date:	Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:24:56 -0300
From:	Albino B Neto <bino@...eup.net>
To:	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
Cc:	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix style and return NULL

2015-09-19 0:48 GMT-03:00 Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>:
> Please don't try to correct "style" --- in fact, you've made things
> worse, and in fact, you've introduced compile errors when tried to fix
> "style".
>
> You also apparently didn't bother to check and see if the patch
> compiled correctly.  Please *do* try to make sure you have (a) tested
> your patches to make sure that they compile, and (b) at the very
> *minimum* tested your patch to make sure that any code paths you have
> changed has been exercised.
>
> In addition, it is highly preferable that for ext4 changes that you
> have tested them using kvm-xfstests[1] or gce-xfstests[2] before
> submitting a patch.  This may seem like a lot of extra work, but
> unlike other parts of the kernel, if you just make the kernel crash,
> it will annoy users --- but if you corrupt their data, they users tend
> to get really steamed, so we have somewhat higher standards in file
> system code.
>
> Of course, if your changes cause the kernel to not even compile, users
> aren't at risk of losing their data; but then you tend to annoy your
> fellow kernel developers.  :-)
>
>
> [1] https://git.kernel.org/cgit/fs/ext2/xfstests-bld.git/plain/quick-start?h=META
> [2] https://git.kernel.org/cgit/fs/ext2/xfstests-bld.git/tree/kvm-xfstests/README.GCE

Thank for help.

  Albino
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