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Date:   Wed,  6 Mar 2019 00:11:10 +0900
From:   Suwan Kim <>
        Suwan Kim <>
Subject: [PATCH] usbip: Remove unnecessary null check

"vdev" points to vhci_hcd->vdev[] array and vhci_hcd->vdev[] array
is not a pointer array but a structure array and it is already used
in vhci_urb_enqueue() and then passed to vhci_tx_urb() as an argument.
vhci_tx_urb() is not called except vhci_urb_enqueue(). So, "vdev"
can not be null pointer. This null check statement is meaningless.

Signed-off-by: Suwan Kim <>
 drivers/usb/usbip/vhci_hcd.c | 8 +-------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/usb/usbip/vhci_hcd.c b/drivers/usb/usbip/vhci_hcd.c
index f46ee1fefe02..667d9c0ec905 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/usbip/vhci_hcd.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/usbip/vhci_hcd.c
@@ -654,15 +654,9 @@ static int vhci_hub_control(struct usb_hcd *hcd, u16 typeReq, u16 wValue,
 static void vhci_tx_urb(struct urb *urb, struct vhci_device *vdev)
 	struct vhci_priv *priv;
-	struct vhci_hcd *vhci_hcd;
+	struct vhci_hcd *vhci_hcd = vdev_to_vhci_hcd(vdev);
 	unsigned long flags;
-	if (!vdev) {
-		pr_err("could not get virtual device");
-		return;
-	}
-	vhci_hcd = vdev_to_vhci_hcd(vdev);
 	priv = kzalloc(sizeof(struct vhci_priv), GFP_ATOMIC);
 	if (!priv) {
 		usbip_event_add(&vdev->ud, VDEV_EVENT_ERROR_MALLOC);

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