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Date:   Tue, 9 Feb 2021 09:18:02 +0800
From:   Youling Tang <tangyouling@...ngson.cn>
To:     Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>,
        Sascha Hauer <sha@...gutronix.de>
Cc:     devel@...verdev.osuosl.org,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mediatek@...ts.infradead.org,
        Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@...il.com>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: fix ignoring return value warning

Hi, Dan


On 02/09/2021 03:02 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 04:06:18PM +0100, Sascha Hauer wrote:
>> Hi Dan,
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 04:45:17PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
>>> On Sun, Feb 07, 2021 at 05:23:28PM +0800, Youling Tang wrote:
>>>> Fix the below ignoring return value warning for device_reset.
>>>>
>>>> drivers/staging/mt7621-dma/mtk-hsdma.c:685:2: warning: ignoring return value
>>>> of function declared with 'warn_unused_result' attribute [-Wunused-result]
>>>>          device_reset(&pdev->dev);
>>>>          ^~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~
>>>> drivers/staging/ralink-gdma/ralink-gdma.c:836:2: warning: ignoring return value
>>>> of function declared with 'warn_unused_result' attribute [-Wunused-result]
>>>>          device_reset(&pdev->dev);
>>>>          ^~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>
>>> We can't really do this sort of fix without the hardware to test it.
>>> This could be the correct fix or perhaps switching to device_reset_optional()
>>> is the correct fix.  We can't know unless we have the hardware to test.
>> When device_reset() is the wrong function then adding a return value
>> check will turn this into a runtime error for those who have the
>> hardware which will hopefully trigger them to tell us why reset_device
>> is wrong for them.
>> At least for a staging driver I find this procedure opportune.
>>
> That seems like sort of a jerk move...  What's the rush?  Someone will
> eventually be able to test this if we just wait around for a bit.
> Otherwise if no one has the hardware then eventually the driver will be
> deleted.
>
> regards,
> dan carpenter
We do not have the relevant hardware to test, this is just to solve a
compile-time warning.

Thanks,
Youling.

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