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Date:   Thu, 9 Sep 2021 23:29:18 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>,
        kernel test robot <lkp@...el.com>,
        Matt Porter <mporter@...nel.crashing.org>,
        Alexandre Bounine <alex.bou9@...il.com>,
        Jing Xiangfeng <jingxiangfeng@...wei.com>,
        Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>,
        John Hubbard <jhubbard@...dia.com>,
        Souptick Joarder <jrdr.linux@...il.com>,
        "Gustavo A . R . Silva" <gustavoars@...nel.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rapidio: Avoid bogus __alloc_size warning

On Thu, Sep 09, 2021 at 10:48:14PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:50:10 +0300 Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com> wrote:
> > This is how the email looks like to Andrew.
> > 
> > https://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/images/sylpheed2-mainwindow.png
> > 
> > Try to find the subject in that nonsense.  Same for everyone else on
> > email as well.
> > 
> > https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=163120404328790&w=2
> > 
> > I only either read the subject or the body of the commit message and
> > never both.  :P
> 
> I read the body if the subject looks relevant ;)
> 
> But that subject reads to me as "rapidio: Avoid bogus *blah* warning". 
> We have soooooo many alloc_foo functions that one's eyes glaze over
> something like "alloc_size"
> 
> Why?  Because the identifier "__alloc_size" is of great significance
> to Kees because he wrote the thing.  Everyone else just sees "*blah*".

Heh. Okay, fair enough. I will make Subject/body independent. It felt
redundant to me before, but greater verbosity is a good idea. Sorry!

-- 
Kees Cook

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