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Date:   Thu, 7 Feb 2019 10:24:54 +0100
From:   Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@...tlin.com>
To:     Yizhuo Zhai <yzhai003@....edu>
Cc:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Chengyu Song <csong@...ucr.edu>,
        Zhiyun Qian <zhiyunq@...ucr.edu>,
        Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@...com>,
        Alexandre Torgue <alexandre.torgue@...com>,
        Chen-Yu Tsai <wens@...e.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: stmmac: Variable "val" in function
 sun8i_dwmac_set_syscon() could be uninitialized

On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:53:16PM -0800, Yizhuo Zhai wrote:
> 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 9:52 PM Yizhuo Zhai <yzhai003@....edu> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks, but why initialization matters here? Is performance the main concern?
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 8:17 PM David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> From: Yizhuo <yzhai003@....edu>
> >> Date: Tue,  5 Feb 2019 14:15:59 -0800
> >>
> >> > @@ -639,9 +639,14 @@ static int sun8i_dwmac_set_syscon(struct stmmac_priv *priv)
> >> >       struct sunxi_priv_data *gmac = priv->plat->bsp_priv;
> >> >       struct device_node *node = priv->device->of_node;
> >> >       int ret;
> >> > -     u32 reg, val;
> >> > +     u32 reg, val = 0;
> >> > +
> >> > +     ret = regmap_read(gmac->regmap, SYSCON_EMAC_REG, &val);
> >> > +     if (ret) {
> >> > +             dev_err(priv->device, "Fail to read SYSCON_EMAC_REG.\n");
> >> > +             return ret;
> >> > +     }
> >>
> >> I agree with the other reviewer that since you check 'ret' the initialization of
> >> 'val' is no longer needed.
>
> Thanks, but why initialization matters here? Is performance the main
> concern?

Not really, but if we turn this the other way around, why should we do
something that doesn't bring anything?

Maxime

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Maxime Ripard, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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