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Date:   Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:01:47 +0100
From:   Colin King <>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <>,
Subject: [PATCH] posix-timers: remove redundant initialization of variable ret

From: Colin Ian King <>

The variable ret is being initialized with a value that is never
read, it is being updated later on. The assignment is redundant and
can be removed.

Addresses-Coverity: ("Unused value")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
 kernel/time/posix-timers.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/time/posix-timers.c b/kernel/time/posix-timers.c
index dd5697d7347b..3913222e7bcf 100644
--- a/kernel/time/posix-timers.c
+++ b/kernel/time/posix-timers.c
@@ -336,7 +336,7 @@ void posixtimer_rearm(struct kernel_siginfo *info)
 int posix_timer_event(struct k_itimer *timr, int si_private)
 	enum pid_type type;
-	int ret = -1;
+	int ret;
 	 * FIXME: if ->sigq is queued we can race with
 	 * dequeue_signal()->posixtimer_rearm().

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