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Re: [PATCH] linux: spawni.c: simplify error reporting to parent
On 23/09/2016 16:09, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23 2016, Florian Weimer <email@example.com> wrote:
>> * Rasmus Villemoes:
>>> + ec = args.err;
>>> + assert (ec >= 0);
>>> + if (ec != 0)
>>> + __waitpid (new_pid, NULL, 0);
>> One minor issue: Now that the variable name “ec” appears in an
>> assertion, it is a good idea to rename it to “error_code_from_child“
>> or something similar, so that the assertion message is more
> IMO, that's already addressed by the comments above the initialization
> in the parent and exit path in the child. An assert message would have
> to be overly verbose to make sense without the context of the code it
> appears in. In any case, error_code_from_child is a bad name if we hit
> the "ec = -new_pid" branch.
Also, if CLONE_VM is not really creating a thread with shared VM it means
something really broken in the system.