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Date:   Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:56:00 +0530
From:   Srishti Sharma <srishtishar@...il.com>
To:     Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>
Cc:     Lidza Louina <lidza.louina@...il.com>, markh@...pro.net,
        Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        driverdev-devel@...uxdriverproject.org, devel@...verdev.osuosl.org,
        Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        outreachy-kernel@...glegroups.com
Subject: Re: [Outreachy kernel] [PATCH] Staging: dgnc: Remove unused variables
 from structure definition

On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:45 PM, Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr> wrote:
>
>
> On Sat, 16 Sep 2017, Srishti Sharma wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:20 PM, Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > On Sat, 16 Sep 2017, Srishti Sharma wrote:
>> >
>> >> Some variables in the structure were unused and hence them and
>> >> the comments associated with them can be removed.
>> >
>> > How did you find these?  The last two can easily be checked with grep, but
>> > that is ont the case for type.
>>
>> I removed them and then compiled the code to see if it still compiles.
>
> This is not 100% reliable because of the possibility of uses inside
> ifdefs.  So you need to double check that you have found every occurrence
> of the structure type for the type field.  The others seem not dangerous.

Okay, I'll do that . Thanks

Srishti
>
> julia
>
>> I was using grep earlier to see if the fields in the structure are
>> ever accessed by the variables of that structure type, as the TODO of
>> the driver says that there is a lot of unneeded code.
>> >
>> > Actually there are two structures in the file with useless
>> > proc_entry_pointer fields.  The other one has a useless
>> > dgnc_channel_table.  It could be reasonable to make a series to do both
>> > structures.
>>
>> Okay, I'll send them as a series. Thanks
>>
>> Regards,
>> Srishti
>>
>> > julia
>> >
>> >>
>> >> Signed-off-by: Srishti Sharma <srishtishar@...il.com>
>> >> ---
>> >>  drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h | 10 ----------
>> >>  1 file changed, 10 deletions(-)
>> >>
>> >> diff --git a/drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h b/drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h
>> >> index 764d6fe..2b625cc 100644
>> >> --- a/drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h
>> >> +++ b/drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h
>> >> @@ -103,8 +103,6 @@ struct board_ops {
>> >>  /**
>> >>   * struct dgnc_board - Per board information.
>> >>   * @boardnum: Board number (0 - 32).
>> >> - *
>> >> - * @type: Type of board.
>> >>   * @name: Product name.
>> >>   * @pdev: Pointer to the pci_dev structure.
>> >>   * @bd_flags: Board flags.
>> >> @@ -140,13 +138,9 @@ struct board_ops {
>> >>   * @dpastatus: Board status as defined by DPA.
>> >>   * @bd_dividend: Board/UART's specific dividend.
>> >>   * @bd_ops: Pointer to board operations structure.
>> >> - * @proc_entry_pointer: Proc/<board> entry
>> >> - * @dgnc_board_table: Proc/<board> entry
>> >>   */
>> >>  struct dgnc_board {
>> >>       int             boardnum;
>> >> -
>> >> -     int             type;
>> >>       char            *name;
>> >>       struct pci_dev  *pdev;
>> >>       unsigned long   bd_flags;
>> >> @@ -200,10 +194,6 @@ struct dgnc_board {
>> >>       uint            bd_dividend;
>> >>
>> >>       struct board_ops *bd_ops;
>> >> -
>> >> -     struct proc_dir_entry *proc_entry_pointer;
>> >> -     struct dgnc_proc_entry *dgnc_board_table;
>> >> -
>> >>  };
>> >>
>> >>  /* Unit flag definitions for un_flags. */
>> >> --
>> >> 2.7.4
>> >>
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