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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/11] irqchip: mips-cpu: Drop unnecessary static


On Sat, 15 Jul 2017, Mark D Rustad wrote:

>
> > On Jul 15, 2017, at 1:07 PM, Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr> wrote:
> >
> > Drop static on a local variable, when the variable is initialized before
> > any possible use. Thus, the static has no benefit.
>
> I think this is in error like the other one. I believe that the irq_chip structure needs a persistent lifetime.

I'm not following in this case. chip is a pointer to a structure, not a
structure. Its address is not taken. irq_set_chip_and_handler that uses
it below is a fnuction, so it just gets the value.

julia

>
> > 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>
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr>
> >
> > ---
> > These patches are all independent of each other.
> >
> > drivers/irqchip/irq-mips-cpu.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff -u -p a/drivers/irqchip/irq-mips-cpu.c b/drivers/irqchip/irq-mips-cpu.c
> > --- a/drivers/irqchip/irq-mips-cpu.c
> > +++ b/drivers/irqchip/irq-mips-cpu.c
> > @@ -154,7 +154,7 @@ asmlinkage void __weak plat_irq_dispatch
> > static int mips_cpu_intc_map(struct irq_domain *d, unsigned int irq,
> > irq_hw_number_t hw)
> > {
> > - static struct irq_chip *chip;
> > + struct irq_chip *chip;
> >
> > if (hw < 2 && cpu_has_mipsmt) {
> > /* Software interrupts are used for MT/CMT IPI */
> >
>
> --
> Mark Rustad, MRustad@gmail.com
>
>

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