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Date:   Thu, 30 May 2019 14:15:13 -0700
From:   Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     Nishka Dasgupta <nishkadg.linux@...il.com>
Cc:     forest@...ttletooquiet.net, madhumithabiw@...il.com,
        brandonbonaby94@...il.com, devel@...verdev.osuosl.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: vt6655: Change return type of function and
 remove variable

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 07:15:29PM +0530, Nishka Dasgupta wrote:
> As the function CARDbRadioPowerOff always returns true, and this value
> does not appear to be used anywhere, the return variable can be entirely
> removed and the function converted to type void.
> Issue found with Coccinelle.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Nishka Dasgupta <nishkadg.linux@...il.com>
> ---
>  drivers/staging/vt6655/card.c | 56 ++++++++++++++++-------------------
>  drivers/staging/vt6655/card.h |  2 +-
>  2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 31 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/vt6655/card.c b/drivers/staging/vt6655/card.c
> index 6ecbe925026d..2aca5b38be5c 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/vt6655/card.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/vt6655/card.c
> @@ -409,42 +409,38 @@ bool CARDbSetBeaconPeriod(struct vnt_private *priv,
>   *  Out:
>   *      none
>   *
> - * Return Value: true if success; otherwise false
> + * Return Value: none

That's obvious and the whole line can be removed.

>   */
> -bool CARDbRadioPowerOff(struct vnt_private *priv)
> +void CARDbRadioPowerOff(struct vnt_private *priv)
>  {
> -	bool bResult = true;
> -
> -	if (priv->bRadioOff)
> -		return true;
> -
> -	switch (priv->byRFType) {
> -	case RF_RFMD2959:
> -		MACvWordRegBitsOff(priv->PortOffset, MAC_REG_SOFTPWRCTL,
> -				   SOFTPWRCTL_TXPEINV);
> -		MACvWordRegBitsOn(priv->PortOffset, MAC_REG_SOFTPWRCTL,
> -				  SOFTPWRCTL_SWPE1);
> -		break;
> +	if (!priv->bRadioOff) {
> +		switch (priv->byRFType) {

No, don't do that.  Leave the indentation alone and just return "early"
like the code did.

thanks,

greg k-h

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