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Date:	Sat, 12 Dec 2015 22:49:40 +0300
From:	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
To:	SF Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
Cc:	linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org, target-devel@...r.kernel.org,
	"Nicholas A. Bellinger" <nab@...ux-iscsi.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org,
	Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/7] iscsi-target: Use a variable initialisation in
 iscsi_set_default_param() directly

On Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 03:34:50PM +0100, SF Markus Elfring wrote:
> From: Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
> Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2015 11:36:02 +0100
> 
> Omit the unnecessary setting to a null pointer for the variable "param"
> at the beginning of the function "iscsi_set_default_param"
> because it can be directly initialized with the return value
> from the function "kzalloc".
> 
> Signed-off-by: Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
> ---
>  drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_parameters.c | 3 +--
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_parameters.c b/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_parameters.c
> index 3a1f9a7..0a8bd3f 100644
> --- a/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_parameters.c
> +++ b/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_parameters.c
> @@ -127,9 +127,8 @@ static struct iscsi_param *iscsi_set_default_param(struct iscsi_param_list *para
>  		char *name, char *value, u8 phase, u8 scope, u8 sender,
>  		u16 type_range, u8 use)
>  {
> -	struct iscsi_param *param = NULL;
> +	struct iscsi_param *param = kzalloc(sizeof(*param), GFP_KERNEL);
>  
> -	param = kzalloc(sizeof(struct iscsi_param), GFP_KERNEL);
>  	if (!param) {
>  		pr_err("Unable to allocate memory for parameter.\n");
>  		goto out;

It's better to just get rid of the initialization but leave the
kzalloc() as-is for two reasons.

1)  Initializer code normally contains more bugs per line than other
    code.  I am thinking about dereferencing pointers before checking
    for NULL or not checking the allocation for failure.

2)  It puts a blank line between the allocation and the check for
    failure.  It's like a new paragraph.  The allocation and the check
    should be next to each other.

regards,
dan carpenter

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