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Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:55:15 +0300
From:   Dan Carpenter <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] staging: rtl8188eu: Fix private WEXT IOCTL calls

On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 02:29:36AM +0100, wrote:
> +
> +	ret = 0;
> +

Sorry, I wasn't clear before.  When I said don't initialize "ret" to
zero, I just meant that in that specific case we initialized "ret" and
then immediately reassigned it with:

	ret = some_function();
	if (ret)
		return ret;

In this case it's fine to set "ret = 0" at the start so that we don't
have to do it later.

> +	if (copy_to_user(wrqu->data.pointer, param, wrqu->data.length))
> +		ret = -EFAULT;
> +
> +	if (pwep)
> +		goto err_free_pwep_param;
> +
> +	err_free_param:
> +		kfree(param);
> +		return ret;
> +
> +	err_free_pwep_param:
> +		kfree(pwep);
> +		kfree(param);
> +		return ret;
> +}

Hm...  I said before that it's better to keep the error paths and
success path separate but in this case it's probabaly simpler to merge

This one could look like this:

	if (copy_to_user(wrqu->data.pointer, param, wrqu->data.length))
		ret = -EFAULT;

	return ret;

There is no need for the if (pwep) conditions, because kfree() can
take a NULL pointer.  Some people would just use one label but I hate
that.  It looks like this:

	return ret;

The reason, I hate it is because I don't like freeing things which have
not been allocated yet.  If you do it the normal kernel way then you
just have to keep track of the most recently allocated thing.

dan carpenter

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