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Date:	Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:10:57 +0300
From:	Dan Carpenter <>
To:	Dexuan Cui <>
Cc:	Vitaly Kuznetsov <>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH V3 3/7] Drivers: hv: vmbus: add APIs to send/recv hvsock
 packet and get the r/w-ability

On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 03:05:16AM +0000, Dexuan Cui wrote:
> The kind of usage is not rare in the kernel code:

Yeah.  But it's used 5% of the time.  If it's under 15% then there is a
risk that we'll write a checkpatch rule to enforce the standard way...
There are some places where != 0 is idiomatic, like when you are talking
about the number zero.  strcmp() and friends should always be != 0 or
== 0.

In this specific case, writing it as "if (ret != 0)" caused the bug.  If
we had written it as "if (ret) return ret;" then there are no zeroes so
wouldn't have been any temptation to return the zero instead of the ret.

> Hi Dan, I read this as a humor.  :-)


dan carpenter

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