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SubjectRe: [Outreachy kernel] [PATCH] Staging: dgnc: Remove unused variables from structure definition


On Sat, 16 Sep 2017, Srishti Sharma wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:20 PM, Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@lip6.fr> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Sat, 16 Sep 2017, Srishti Sharma wrote:
> >
> >> Some variables in the structure were unused and hence them and
> >> the comments associated with them can be removed.
> >
> > How did you find these? The last two can easily be checked with grep, but
> > that is ont the case for type.
>
> I removed them and then compiled the code to see if it still compiles.

This is not 100% reliable because of the possibility of uses inside
ifdefs. So you need to double check that you have found every occurrence
of the structure type for the type field. The others seem not dangerous.

julia

> I was using grep earlier to see if the fields in the structure are
> ever accessed by the variables of that structure type, as the TODO of
> the driver says that there is a lot of unneeded code.
> >
> > Actually there are two structures in the file with useless
> > proc_entry_pointer fields. The other one has a useless
> > dgnc_channel_table. It could be reasonable to make a series to do both
> > structures.
>
> Okay, I'll send them as a series. Thanks
>
> Regards,
> Srishti
>
> > julia
> >
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Srishti Sharma <srishtishar@gmail.com>
> >> ---
> >> drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h | 10 ----------
> >> 1 file changed, 10 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h b/drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h
> >> index 764d6fe..2b625cc 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h
> >> +++ b/drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_driver.h
> >> @@ -103,8 +103,6 @@ struct board_ops {
> >> /**
> >> * struct dgnc_board - Per board information.
> >> * @boardnum: Board number (0 - 32).
> >> - *
> >> - * @type: Type of board.
> >> * @name: Product name.
> >> * @pdev: Pointer to the pci_dev structure.
> >> * @bd_flags: Board flags.
> >> @@ -140,13 +138,9 @@ struct board_ops {
> >> * @dpastatus: Board status as defined by DPA.
> >> * @bd_dividend: Board/UART's specific dividend.
> >> * @bd_ops: Pointer to board operations structure.
> >> - * @proc_entry_pointer: Proc/<board> entry
> >> - * @dgnc_board_table: Proc/<board> entry
> >> */
> >> struct dgnc_board {
> >> int boardnum;
> >> -
> >> - int type;
> >> char *name;
> >> struct pci_dev *pdev;
> >> unsigned long bd_flags;
> >> @@ -200,10 +194,6 @@ struct dgnc_board {
> >> uint bd_dividend;
> >>
> >> struct board_ops *bd_ops;
> >> -
> >> - struct proc_dir_entry *proc_entry_pointer;
> >> - struct dgnc_proc_entry *dgnc_board_table;
> >> -
> >> };
> >>
> >> /* Unit flag definitions for un_flags. */
> >> --
> >> 2.7.4
> >>
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