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Date:   Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:25:57 +0200
From:   Markus Elfring <>
To:     Sam Ravnborg <>,
        Linus Walleij <>,
        LKML <>,
        Daniel Vetter <>,
        David Airlie <>,
        Tang Bin <>
Subject: Re: drm/tve200: Checking for a failed platform_get_irq() call in

>> I found 20 source files from the software “Linux next-20200408”
>> which seem to contain similar update candidates.
>> Would you like to clarify any extensions for improved applications
>> of scripts with the semantic patch language (Coccinelle software)
>> for corresponding analysis and transformation purposes?
> Please just send a series of patches, one for each driver.

I am used to this possibility for years.

> Each changelog needs to explain the rationale behind the change.

I hope to achieve higher confidence also around specific checks
for return values of Linux functions so that unwanted misunderstandings
can be avoided for mentioned implementation details.

> As for coccinelle - I cannot help you.

I might help you more also by the means of this development tool
if related system factors can be improved somehow.


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