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Date:	Mon, 05 Nov 2007 16:33:20 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NET: Remove unneeded type cast in skb_truesize_check()

From: Chuck Lever <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 18:59:26 -0500

> If that's truly the case, document the requirement (perhaps using
> something the compiler itself can verify) instead of using a clever
> type cast trick.

Feel free to submit such a change.

> Here's the problem with leaving these little surprises in commonly used 
> kernel headers.  Suppose the developer of a network driver or network 
> file system that uses one of these headers wants to employ static code 
> analysis to identify issues introduced by new patches to their 
> subsystem.  The tool warnings generated in kernel headers are just 
> noise, and make using such code analysis difficult.

Here's the problem with submitting patches fixing non-bugs and
removing useful assertions from kernel.  I won't apply them.

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