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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: "the arch/x86 maintainers" <x86@kernel.org>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-um <linux-um@lists.infradead.org>,
	Netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	bpf@vger.kernel.org, Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 12/20] maccess: remove strncpy_from_unsafe
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 09:46:02 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHk-=whVd4evLe-pi7VNrh4Htp1SjogWtEqgot6Ta+kavyqamg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200519164146.GA28313@lst.de>

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 9:41 AM Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
>
> I had a lot of folks complaining about things like:
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_FOO
>         if (foo)
>                 do_stuff();
>         else
> #endif
>                 do_something_else();
>
> which I personally don't mind at all, so I switched to this style.

Well, I don't particularly like that style either, it is _very_ easy
to get wrong when you edit it later (and various indentation checkers
tend to be very unhappy about it too).

But that's why I like trying to just make simple helper functions instead.

Yeah, it's often a few more lines of code (if only because of the
extra function definition etc), but with good naming and sane
arguments those few extra lines can also help make it much more
understandable in the process, and it gives you a nice place to add
commentary for the really odd cases (comments inside code that then
does other things often make things just harder to see).

             Linus

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Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-19 13:44 clean up and streamline probe_kernel_* and friends v3 Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 01/20] maccess: unexport probe_kernel_write and probe_user_write Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 02/20] maccess: remove various unused weak aliases Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 03/20] maccess: remove duplicate kerneldoc comments Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 04/20] maccess: clarify " Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 05/20] maccess: update the top of file comment Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 06/20] maccess: rename strncpy_from_unsafe_user to strncpy_from_user_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 07/20] maccess: rename strncpy_from_unsafe_strict to strncpy_from_kernel_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 08/20] maccess: rename strnlen_unsafe_user to strnlen_user_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 09/20] maccess: remove probe_read_common and probe_write_common Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 10/20] maccess: unify the probe kernel arch hooks Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 11/20] bpf: factor out a bpf_trace_copy_string helper Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 16:07   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-19 16:14     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 16:36       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 12/20] maccess: remove strncpy_from_unsafe Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 16:25   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-19 16:41     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 16:46       ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 13/20] maccess: always use strict semantics for probe_kernel_read Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 16:33   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-20 11:11   ` Masami Hiramatsu
2020-05-20 11:13     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 14/20] maccess: move user access routines together Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 15/20] maccess: allow architectures to provide kernel probing directly Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 16/20] x86: use non-set_fs based maccess routines Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 17/20] maccess: rename probe_kernel_{read,write} to copy_{from,to}_kernel_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 18/20] maccess: rename probe_user_{read,write} to copy_{from,to}_user_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 19/20] maccess: rename probe_kernel_address to get_kernel_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 13:44 ` [PATCH 20/20] maccess: return -ERANGE when copy_from_kernel_nofault_allowed fails Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-20 11:02   ` Masami Hiramatsu
2020-05-20 16:16     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 16:34 ` clean up and streamline probe_kernel_* and friends v3 Linus Torvalds

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