On 02/12/2018 10:45 AM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On 12 February 2018 at 18:04, Gustavo A. R. Silva
> <garsi...@embeddedor.com> wrote:
>> Hi Ard,
>> On 02/08/2018 03:54 AM, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
>>> On 7 February 2018 at 16:00, Gustavo A. R. Silva <gust...@embeddedor.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Add suffix ULL to constant 9 in order to give the compiler complete
>>>> information about the proper arithmetic to use. Notice that this
>>>> constant is used in a context that expects an expression of type
>>>> unsigned long long (64 bits, unsigned).
>>>> The expression tfr->len * 9 * 1000000 is currently being evaluated
>>>> using 32-bit arithmetic.
>>>> Addresses-Coverity-ID: 1339619
>>> What does this number mean? If it is an index into some internal
>>> database, please remove it.
>> This is a unique Coverity identifier. We want to keep information like
>> public Bugzilla IDs and tools like Coverity on the commit message.
> Who is 'we' in this case? And how is this id to any benefit of other
> people that have been excluded from 'we'?

We is probably the greater Linux community here.

> If you add identifiers like this, make sure that they don't only make
> sense to the in-crowd. For instance, you could replace this with a
> http link to the database entry if you really must.

I don't think it is that easy to extract good URLs from the public Linux
coverity instance which is why referring to coverity IDs is being done

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