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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/7] libxc: fix uninitialized variable in xc_cpuid_pv_policy()

On 03/07/15 16:50, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-07-03 at 16:47 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/7] libxc: fix uninitialized 
>> variable in xc_cpuid_pv_policy()"):
>>> On Fri, 2015-07-03 at 16:15 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>>>> Unfortunately xc_cpuid_pv_policy doesn't return an error code.  I
>>>> think it needs to.  So that's rather a yak.
>>> I was about to say it's not one worth shaving, but actually although
>>> this returns void it is static and has exactly one caller which can
>>> return errors -- so it's a very easy yakk to shave it seems.
>> I guess part of my view is that the point of having Coverity spot
>> anomalies is to find broken code and fix it.
>> To then look at the issues which we spot as a result of looking at the
>> code, when prodded by Coverity, and decide to fix only half of the
>> problem, is to waste the opportunity for improvement presented by
>> Coverity.  (Or to look at it another way it is a waste of the effort
>> of setting up Coverity and then wading through the false positives.)
> This is a good way to think of it, thanks.

FWIW, I already have "all of cpuid handling everywhere" covered in the
herd of yakks needing shaving for the feature levelling fixes (design
doc already on the list).


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