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Date:	Mon, 05 Jan 2015 22:55:16 +0100
From:	SF Markus Elfring <>
To:	Julia Lawall <>
CC:	Dan Carpenter <>,
	Eric Van Hensbergen <>,
	Latchesar Ionkov <>,
	Ron Minnich <>,,
	LKML <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/8] fs/9p: Deletion of unnecessary checks before the
 function call "p9_client_clunk"

> What do you mean by "work in principle"?

If I do not stumble on an unexpected name space issue from my static source
analysis again, then I would see the linked function as relevant here.
Its implementation provides a clear input parameter validation.

> But you don't want to do a dump_stack for no reason.  That would at best
> be very misleading, and I would imagine be quite expensive.

The error response is clear. Are any software developments efforts expected
to clean-up the call stack for unwanted null pointers even more?

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