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Date:   Sat, 9 May 2020 13:51:20 +0300
From:   Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
To:     Colin King <colin.king@...onical.com>
Cc:     "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] cnic: remove redundant assignment to variable ret

On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 11:40:26PM +0100, Colin King wrote:
> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@...onical.com>
> 
> The variable ret is being assigned with a value that is never read,
> the assignment is redundant and can be removed.
> 
> Addresses-Coverity: ("Unused value")
> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king@...onical.com>

We used to return negative error codes until commit 23021c21055f ("cnic:
Improve error recovery on bnx2x devices").

To be honest, I like the deliberate "ret = 0;" because this code will
trigger a static checker warning about wrong error codes.  Also it looks
wrong to human reviewers.  We should probably add a comment:

	/* Deliberately returning success */
	return 0;

regards,
dan carpenter

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