I want to know who's idea it was to have the compiler remove NULL pointer checks by default. If you are testing for NULL you are doing it for a reason!
The way I see it this is not a failure of the kernel team for not specifying the -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks compiler flag, it is a failure of the gcc team having the compiler do away with such checks by default!
I for one, would prefer a kernel that spends a few extra cycles testing for bad parameters, to getting my system reamed by some pimply script kiddie in china!
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