bin/71628: [PATCH] cleanup of the usr.sbin/rpcbind code

Dan Lukes dan at
Mon Sep 13 00:10:31 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR bin/71628; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Dan Lukes <dan at>
To: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>
Cc: Dima Dorfman <dd at>, bug-followup at
Subject: Re: bin/71628: [PATCH] cleanup of the usr.sbin/rpcbind code
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 09:02:41 +0200

 Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
 > That's a different thing.  Not using a variable isn't really dangerous.
 > Using the value of a pointer whose initial value contains garbage *is*
 > dangerous.
 	Unless you accidentally use "len" instead of "slen" which is totally
 diferent variable. Even "declared but newer used" warning may warn
 agains dangerous error within the code. It's the reason why any warning
 should be carefully evaluated (it's the reason we should eliminate
 warnings to already evaluated code)
 > I think a lot of the work in these patches is useful.  A few changes
 > here, a minor fix there and it'll be nice if they're committed and have
 > as many warnings fixed as possible.  This is my personal opinion though.
 	Well, I hope somebody commit it.
 > Keep up the good work ;-)
 	Thanks. And thanks for suggestions also.

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