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Date:   Wed, 26 Apr 2023 19:12:03 -0400
From:   "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, Dan Carpenter <error27@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] ext4 changes for the 6.4 merge window

On Wed, Apr 26, 2023 at 08:10:58PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> 
> This feels like something smatch could catch.  Adding Dan.
> 
> Unfortunately, I don't know that we have any buildbots that run smatch,
> and most developers don't, so it'll always be an after-the-fact patch
> to fix it rather than "anybody using W=1" or "anybody using C=1" will
> catch it before it gets anywhere near a maintainer.

Well, if we can ask Mark Brown to run smatch on linux-next, we can
catch most of these things quickly; in fact, this would have been
*only* caught on linux-next, since in this case, we got caught out by
a change in a function signature happening in one tree, and a new use
of that function in another tree.

Is this something that we could teach sparse to catch?

   		       	  	      	     	- Ted

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