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Date:	Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:36:22 +0100
From:	Krzysztof Halasa <>
To:	Harvey Harrison <>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Håkon Løvdal <>,
	Hannes Eder <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/27] drivers/net: fix sparse warnings: make do-while a compound statement

Harvey Harrison <> writes:

>> There are many ways to make the code more merge friendly at a cost of
>> readability. Hope we don't go this way.
> Linus himself added that particular warning to sparse...may want to check
> with him the reason for it.

Once again, this is a personal thing, and a harmless one.

Sometimes I think using this sparse thing does more harm than good.
Not that the tool itself is bad - I find it really useful, many sparse
warnings actually did cause code improvement.

It's like with knives, there are good uses and a bit less good ones.
Krzysztof Halasa
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