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Date:   Thu,  4 Jul 2019 13:36:51 +0100
From:   Colin King <>
To:     "David S . Miller" <>,
Subject: [PATCH] net: ethernet: sun: remove redundant assignment to variable err

From: Colin Ian King <>

The variable err is being assigned with a value that is never
read and it is being updated in the next statement with a new value.
The assignment is redundant and can be removed.

Addresses-Coverity: ("Unused value")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
index 6f99437a6962..0bc5863bffeb 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
@@ -1217,8 +1217,6 @@ static int link_status_1g_rgmii(struct niu *np, int *link_up_p)
 	spin_lock_irqsave(&np->lock, flags);
-	err = -EINVAL;
 	err = mii_read(np, np->phy_addr, MII_BMSR);
 	if (err < 0)
 		goto out;

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