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Date:   Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:00:15 +0100
From:   SF Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
To:     Johannes Thumshirn <jthumshirn@...e.de>,
        linux-block@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] blk-throttle: Move three assignments for the variable
 "ret" in tg_set_max()

>> @@ -1327,27 +1327,30 @@ static ssize_t tg_set_max(struct kernfs_open_file *of,
>>  			break;
>>  		ctx.body += len;
>>  
>> -		ret = -EINVAL;
>>  		p = tok;
>>  		strsep(&p, "=");
>> -		if (!p || (sscanf(p, "%llu", &val) != 1 && strcmp(p, "max")))
>> +		if (!p || (sscanf(p, "%llu", &val) != 1 && strcmp(p, "max"))) {
>> +			ret = -EINVAL;
>>  			goto out_finish;
>> +		}
> 
> Sorry, I don't like this patch. We know the next error if we encounter one
> will be EINVAL until we change it.

Thanks for your constructive feedback.


> Your patch doesn't introduce a functual change and doesn't improve readability,
> so I don't really see a point for it.

We have got different preferences for the placement of error code settings.
Do you care about run time changes there?

Regards,
Markus

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