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Date:   Sat, 11 Nov 2023 16:02:08 -0500
From:   Kent Overstreet <>
To:     Colin Ian King <>
Cc:     Brian Foster <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH][next] bcachefs: remove redundant initialization of
 variable level

On Sat, Nov 11, 2023 at 08:45:28PM +0000, Colin Ian King wrote:
> Variable level is being initialized a value that is never read, the
> variable is being re-assigned another value several statements later
> on. The initialization is redundant and can be removed. Cleans up
> clang scan build warning:
> fs/bcachefs/btree_iter.c:1217:11: warning: Value stored to 'level'
> during its initialization is never read [deadcode.DeadStores]
> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>

since we're no longer gnu89, we can simply declare the variable when
it's first used, like so:

diff --git a/fs/bcachefs/btree_iter.c b/fs/bcachefs/btree_iter.c
index 96bdf0c6051c..104172f6822b 100644
--- a/fs/bcachefs/btree_iter.c
+++ b/fs/bcachefs/btree_iter.c
@@ -1214,8 +1214,6 @@ __bch2_btree_path_set_pos(struct btree_trans *trans,
 		   struct btree_path *path, struct bpos new_pos,
 		   bool intent, unsigned long ip, int cmp)
-	unsigned level = path->level;
@@ -1231,7 +1229,7 @@ __bch2_btree_path_set_pos(struct btree_trans *trans,
 		goto out;
-	level = btree_path_up_until_good_node(trans, path, cmp);
+	unsigned level = btree_path_up_until_good_node(trans, path, cmp);
 	if (btree_path_node(path, level)) {
 		struct btree_path_level *l = &path->l[level];

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