[PATCH] security: keys: remove redundant assignment to key_ref

James Morris james.l.morris at oracle.com
Thu Dec 7 00:49:42 UTC 2017

On Wed, 6 Dec 2017, Julia Lawall wrote:

> > There's a preference in Linux to use:
> >
> > 	key_ref = ERR_PTR(-error);
> >  	if (something)
> >  		goto error;
> >
> > instead because it uses less vertical space.  It might originally have been
> > promulgated by Linus, but I don't remember.  Though you do have a point - your
> > way makes error handling less subject breakage from code rearrangement.
> I have the impression that there are many examples of both approaches.

I thought this was mainly to set a default error condition once and then 
some call during the function sets it to zero on success.

James Morris
<james.l.morris at oracle.com>

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