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SubjectRe: [PATCH 9/9] mfd: max8925-i2c: Drop unnecessary static
On Tue, 27 Jun 2017, Kees Cook wrote:

> 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?

Didn't see this before.

Thanks for the poke Kees, I will pick this up in due course.

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