[PATCH 02/06] Fix compilation warning for fs/ubifs/commit.c

Artem Bityutskiy dedekind at infradead.org
Thu Jul 16 05:57:12 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 20:16 +0200, Stefan Richter wrote:
> Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 07:49 +0530, Subrata Modak wrote:
> >> Following fix is inspired by David Howells fix few days back:
> >> http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/9/109,
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Subrata Modak<subrata at linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
> >> ---
> > 
> > Removed junk comma at the end of "signed-off-by" and pushed to
> > the ubifs-2.6.git tree:
> > 
> > http://git.infradead.org/ubifs-2.6.git?a=commit;h=5c1507e6097c4abc13bbad69de137366c9043f22
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> The changelog of the patch is bad.  "Fix compilation warning" is not 
> correct.  It should be "suppress compilation warning" or "annotate 
> unitialized variable" or whatever --- i.e. it should say what it does.

For me this sounds the same. But probably your version is better
English. I'll change this.

> Furthermore, since the 3 lines context around the change in the diff do 
> not reveal why the chosen "fix" is correct and desirable, the changelog 
> should also leave a note why it's done this way.

The changelog says which kind of warning is fixed, I though it is
obvious what is the warning. At lease for me it would.

But if Subrata sends me the warning he sees, I'll change that.
Thankfully I did not push the patch to ubifs-2.6.git/linux-next
which I never re-base, but pushed it to master which I do rebase
and it is documented here:

So I may just amend the commit's message.

> The patch form David Howells which is quoted here has an equally bad 
> subject, but at least its changelog goes on to explain what the patch 
> really does and why it does it in the proposed way.

Well, I just thought this type of warnings and way of fixing is very
standard because I saw many similar fixes all over the place.

Anyway, amended the patch like this so far:

Best regards,
Artem Bityutskiy (Битюцкий Артём)

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