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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:53:03 +0100 (CET)
From:   Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>
To:     David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>
cc:     James Morris <james.l.morris@...cle.com>,
        Colin King <colin.king@...onical.com>,
        "Serge E . Hallyn" <serge@...lyn.com>, keyrings@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org,
        kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] security: keys: remove redundant assignment to key_ref



On Wed, 6 Dec 2017, David Howells wrote:

> James Morris <james.l.morris@...cle.com> wrote:
>
> > I think a general cleanup in that function to make all of these follow the
> > pattern:
> >
> > 	if (something) {
> > 		key_ref = ERR_PTR(-error);
> > 		goto error;
> > 	}
> >
> > rather than unconditionally setting the error first, would be better, but
> > this is a clear enough fix on its own.
>
> There's a preference in Linux to use:
>
> 	key_ref = ERR_PTR(-error);
>  	if (something)
>  		goto error;
>
> instead because it uses less vertical space.  It might originally have been
> promulgated by Linus, but I don't remember.  Though you do have a point - your
> way makes error handling less subject breakage from code rearrangement.

I have the impression that there are many examples of both approaches.

julia

>
> David
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