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Date:   Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:29:45 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
Cc:     Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>,
        Timur Tabi <timur@...nel.org>, Li Yang <leoyang.li@....com>,
        Anton Vorontsov <avorontsov@...mvista.com>,
        kbuild test robot <lkp@...el.com>, linux-usb@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] usb: host: fhci-hcd: annotate PIPE_CONTROL switch case
 with fallthrough

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 10:15:09AM -0600, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> Sorry for the late reply. I wasn't aware of this thread until now.
> 
> Please, see my comments below...
> 
> On 2/17/20 08:18, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 03:12:21PM +0100, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> >> On 17/02/2020 10.38, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 02:35:18PM +0100, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> >>>> On 13/02/2020 13.56, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Shouldn't this be /* fall through */ instead?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Gustavo, what's the best practice here, I count only a few
> >>>>> "fallthrough;" instances in the kernel, although one is in our coding
> >>>>> style document, and thousands of the /* */ version.
> >>>>
> >>>> Yes, I went with the attribute/macro due to that, and the history is
> >>>> that Linus applied Joe's patches directly
> >>>> (https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAHk-=whOF8heTGz5tfzYUBp_UQQzSWNJ_50M7-ECXkfFRDQWFA@mail.gmail.com/),
> >>>> so I assumed that meant the Penguin decided that the attribute/macro is
> >>>> the right thing to do for new code, while existing comment annotations
> >>>> can be left alone or changed piecemeal as code gets refactored anyway.
> >>>
> >>> But, to be fair, Gustavo went and fixed up thousands of these, with the
> >>> /* */ version, not the attribute.
> >>>
> >>> Gustavo, can coverity notice the "fallthrough;" attribute properly?  I
> >>> don't want to start adding things that end up triggering
> >>> false-positives.
> >>
> >> I'm not Gustavo, and I don't know the answer, but 1.5 years ago some guy
> >> named greg k-h suggested that coverity does grok the fallthrough attribute:
> >>
> >> https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/10651357/#22279095
> > 
> > I wouldn't trust anything that bum says :)
> > 
> > Ok, I don't remember saying that at all, but I'll wait a day or two to
> > get Gustavo's opinion befor applying the patch.
> > 
> 
> We are good to go with the 'fallthrough' pseudo keyword. Linus is OK with
> that.
> 
> The comment annotations will eventually be transformed to "fallthrough;"

Ok, thanks for the confirmation, will queue this up.

greg k-h

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