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Date:	Thu, 06 Dec 2007 15:37:46 +0100
From:	Richard Knutsson <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [Patch] net/xfrm/xfrm_policy.c: Some small improvements

David Miller wrote:
> From: WANG Cong <>
> Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 19:01:23 +0800
>> This patch contains the following changes.
>> 	- Use 'bool' instead of 'int' for booleans.
>> 	- Use 'size_t' instead of 'int' for 'sizeof' return value.
>> 	- Some style fixes.
>> Cc: Herbert Xu <>
>> Cc: David Miller <>
>> Signed-off-by: WANG Cong <>
> Normally I would let a patch like this sit in my mailbox
> for a week and then delete it.
That is evil! ;)
> But this time I'll just let you know up front that I
> don't see much value in this patch.  It is not a clear
> improvement to replace int's with bool's in my mind and
> the other changes are just whitespace changes.
Is it not an improvement to distinct booleans from actual values? Do you 
use integers for ASCII characters too? It can also avoid some potential 
bugs like the 'if (i == TRUE)'...
What is wrong with 'size_t' (since it is unsigned, compared to (some) 

/Richard Knutsson

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