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Re: ports_create_port() with bogus size?

From: Carl Fredrik Hammar
Subject: Re: ports_create_port() with bogus size?
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:43:01 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 01:45:50PM +0200, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:
> (I guess it *might* make sense to special-case a "0" size, if the caller 
> simply
> is not interested in any additional data -- though I'm not sure that's ever
> useful. But other cases are definitely bogus.)

It's not used like this anywhere in the Hurd.  I made a quick survey
and all callers pass the result of a sizeof expression or some minor
variation, even if only sizeof(struct port_info).  So there is no reason
not to remove this ``feature''.


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