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Date:	Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:44:35 +0100
From:	SF Markus Elfring <elfring@...rs.sourceforge.net>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
CC:	Sergei Shtylyov <sergei.shtylyov@...entembedded.com>,
	Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>, linux-ppp@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org,
	Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/6] net-PPP: Deletion of a few unnecessary checks

>> Now I find still that your data reorgansisation wish can not be resolved
>> in a simple way.
> 
> I'm saying to leave the code alone.

It seems that there might be a misunderstanding between us.


> If it goes:
> 
> 	var = foo_that_returns_ptr_err()
> 	if (IS_ERR(var))
> 		return PTR_ERR(var);
> 
> 	p->bar = var;
> 
> or whatever, simply keep it that way!

A simple return was not used by the mppe_alloc() function so far because
a bit of memory clean-up will also be useful after error detection,
won't it?


> I'm not engaging in this conversation any further, you have already
> consumed way too much of my limited time on this incredibly trivial matter.

It can occasionally happen that a safe clarification of specific implementation
details will need more efforts than you would like to invest at the moment.

Regards,
Markus
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