Re: [PATCH] cleanup on selection.c

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 01:40:06 EST

   Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 17:36:55 -0700
   From: Richard Henderson <>

   On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 10:07:03AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> The copy_from_user_ret() define is both BUGGY and UGLY: it's buggy because
> it is done as a statement expression even though it's not actually an
> expression at all.

   In fact, there's been talk about adjusting the definition of statement
   expressions such that you cannot branch into or out of them at all.

I've sent Linus a patch which kills all of this xxx_ret user access
routine crapola.

David S. Miller
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