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Date:   Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:07:07 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <>
To:     Steve French <>, linmiaohe <>
Cc:     Steve French <>,
        CIFS <>,
        samba-technical <>,
        LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] cifs: Convert to use the fallthrough macro

On Sun, 2020-08-09 at 11:46 -0500, Steve French wrote:
> Is this conversion from "/* Fallthrough */"   to the preferred (?)
> "fallthrough;" documented anywhere?


As there have been a long list of flaws `due to missing "break" statements
<>`_, we no longer allow
implicit fall-through. In order to identify intentional fall-through
cases, we have adopted a pseudo-keyword macro "fallthrough" which
expands to gcc's extension `__attribute__((__fallthrough__))

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