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Date:	Mon, 19 May 2014 19:30:46 +0800 (SGT)
From:	Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...6.fr>
To:	walter harms <wharms@....de>
cc:	Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <inaky.perez-gonzalez@...el.com>,
	kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org, linux-wimax@...el.com,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/13] wimax/i2400m: make return of 0 explicit



On Mon, 19 May 2014, walter harms wrote:

>
>
> Am 19.05.2014 06:31, schrieb Julia Lawall:
> > From: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@...6.fr>
> >
> > Delete unnecessary local variable whose value is always 0 and that hides
> > the fact that the result is always 0.
> >
> > A simplified version of the semantic patch that fixes this problem is as
> > follows: (http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/)
> >
> > // <smpl>
> > @r exists@
> > local idexpression ret;
> > expression e;
> > position p;
> > @@
> >
> > -ret = 0;
> > ... when != ret = e
> > return
> > - ret
> > + 0
> >   ;
> > // </smpl>
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@...6.fr>
> >
> > ---
> > Alternatively, is an error code wanted under the if?
> >
> >  drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/driver.c |    7 ++-----
> >  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/driver.c b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/driver.c
> > index 9c34d2f..901a534 100644
> > --- a/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/driver.c
> > +++ b/drivers/net/wimax/i2400m/driver.c
> > @@ -500,26 +500,23 @@ int i2400m_pm_notifier(struct notifier_block *notifier,
> >   */
> >  int i2400m_pre_reset(struct i2400m *i2400m)
> >  {
> > -	int result;
> >  	struct device *dev = i2400m_dev(i2400m);
> >
> >  	d_fnstart(3, dev, "(i2400m %p)\n", i2400m);
> >  	d_printf(1, dev, "pre-reset shut down\n");
> >
> > -	result = 0;
> >  	mutex_lock(&i2400m->init_mutex);
> >  	if (i2400m->updown) {
> >  		netif_tx_disable(i2400m->wimax_dev.net_dev);
> >  		__i2400m_dev_stop(i2400m);
> > -		result = 0;
> >  		/* down't set updown to zero -- this way
> >  		 * post_reset can restore properly */
> >  	}
> >  	mutex_unlock(&i2400m->init_mutex);
> >  	if (i2400m->bus_release)
> >  		i2400m->bus_release(i2400m);
> > -	d_fnend(3, dev, "(i2400m %p) = %d\n", i2400m, result);
> > -	return result;
> > +	d_fnend(3, dev, "(i2400m %p) = %d\n", i2400m, 0);
>
>
> 	d_fnend(3, dev, "i2400m=%p\n", i2400m);

All the other logging messages in this file seem to have the form
(i2400m %p) = %d
or (i2400m %p) = void in the case of a function that has no return value.
I don't know if a return value is wanted here, but since the function is
exported, perhaps it is best not to change its type.

julia

> or something like that
> re,
>  wh
>
> > +	return 0;
> >  }
> >  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(i2400m_pre_reset);
> >
> >
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