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SubjectRe: [PATCH 9/9] mfd: max8925-i2c: Drop unnecessary static
On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr> wrote:
> Drop static on a local variable, when the variable is initialized before
> any use, on every possible execution path through the function. The static
> has no benefit, and dropping it reduces the code size.
>
> The semantic patch that fixes this problem is as follows:
> (http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/)
>
> // <smpl>
> @bad exists@
> position p;
> identifier x;
> type T;
> @@
>
> static T x@p;
> ...
> x = <+...x...+>
>
> @@
> identifier x;
> expression e;
> type T;
> position p != bad.p;
> @@
>
> -static
> T x@p;
> ... when != x
> when strict
> ?x = e;
> // </smpl>
>
> The change in code size is indicates by the following output from the size
> command.
>
> before:
> text data bss dec hex filename
> 2579 240 16 2835 b13 drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.o
>
> after:
> text data bss dec hex filename
> 2531 240 8 2779 adb drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.o
>
> Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr>
>
> ---
> drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c b/drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c
> index 5c80aea..1006323 100644
> --- a/drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c
> +++ b/drivers/mfd/max8925-i2c.c
> @@ -151,7 +151,7 @@ static int max8925_probe(struct i2c_client *client,
> const struct i2c_device_id *id)
> {
> struct max8925_platform_data *pdata = dev_get_platdata(&client->dev);
> - static struct max8925_chip *chip;
> + struct max8925_chip *chip;
> struct device_node *node = client->dev.of_node;
>
> if (node && !pdata) {
>

Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

Kernel janitors or Andrew, can you pick this up?

Thanks!

-Kees

--
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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