cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_lookup.c

Bruce Evans bde at
Sat Mar 31 20:48:43 UTC 2007

On Sat, 31 Mar 2007, Robert Watson wrote:

> rwatson     2007-03-31 16:08:50 UTC
>  FreeBSD src repository
>  Modified files:
>    sys/kern             vfs_lookup.c
>  Log:
>  Rather than ignoring any error return from getnewvnode() in nameiinit(),
>  explicitly test and panic.  This should not ever happen, but if it does,
>  this is a preferred failure mode to a NULL pointer dereference in kernel.

No, a null pointer dereference is far preferable since it takes less code
and is easier to debug.


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