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Date:	Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:12:57 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	geert@...ux-m68k.org
Cc:	isubramanian@....com, kchudgar@....com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] drivers: net: xgene: Rewrite loop in
 xgene_enet_ecc_init()

From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:06 +0200

> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 9:34 PM, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:
>> From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
>> Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:39:41 +0200
>>
>>> drivers/net/ethernet/apm/xgene/xgene_enet_sgmac.c: In function ‘xgene_enet_ecc_init’:
>>> drivers/net/ethernet/apm/xgene/xgene_enet_sgmac.c:126: warning: ‘data’ may be used uninitialized in this function
>>>
>>> Depending on the arbitrary value on the stack, the loop may terminate
>>> too early, and cause a bogus -ENODEV failure.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
>>> ---
>>> v2: Rewrite the loop instead of pre-initializing data.
>>
>> I hate to be a pest, but like the other patch of your's I think
>> a do { } while() works best here because the intent is clearly
>> to run the loop at least once, right?
> 
> I wanted to avoid checking for "data != ~0U" twice: once to abort the loop,
> and once to check if a timeout happened.

Hmmm:

	do {
		usleep_range(...);
		data = ...();
		if (data == ~0)
			return 0;
	} while (++i < 10);

	netdev_err(...);
	return -ENODEV;

Why would you have to check data twice?

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