[alsa-devel] [PATCH] Fix for possible null pointer dereference in dma.c

Tomasz Figa tomasz.figa at gmail.com
Tue May 20 21:31:57 CEST 2014

On 20.05.2014 21:29, Andrew Eikum wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 09:16:59PM +0200, Tomasz Figa wrote:
>> To me having NULL as either data argument of buffer done callback or
>> private_data would be a serious driver bug and IMHO it's better to let
>> it crash with a NULL pointer dereference to let someone notice than mask
>> it by adding a condition.
> Please, no.  Regardless of who is at fault, crashes in library code
> are insanely frustrating to application developers.  Error codes can
> be handled nicely and expressed to the user as an error message.
> Crashes are hideous for end users and usually end up being support
> nightmares for developers.

How is the related code a library?

Best regards,

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