[PATCH 2.4] i2c-dev user/kernel bug and mem leak

Robert T. Johnson rtjohnso at eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 29 19:30:50 CEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-08-29 at 09:21, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > Here's the patch against 2.6.0-test4.  Just to remind everyone, this
> > patch doesn't fix any bugs (they're already fixed in 2.6.0-test3), it
> > just makes the code pass our static analysis tool, cqual, without
> > generating a warning.  Since finding and fixing these bugs is so
> > tricky, it seems worthwhile to have code which can be automatically
> > verified to be bug-free (at least w.r.t. user/kernel pointers). 
> > That's what this patch is about.  Let me know if you have any
> > questions or comments. Thanks for everyone's help.
> If I read the patch correctly, this is basically a kind of reversal to
> your original patch, before Sergey and I changed it?

You're absolutely right.  The patch is purely "aesthetic", in the sense
that it gets the code to pass cqual without generating any warnings.  I
understand the code may seem slightly odd, but it can be _automatically_
verified to have no user/kernel bugs.  That's its real advantage.

Thanks for looking at the patch so carefully, and for your comments.


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