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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] video: simplify cx18_get_input() and ivtv_get_input()
Hans Verkuil wrote:
> On Monday 13 October 2008 22:54:06 Németh Márton wrote:
>> From: Márton Németh <>
>> The cx18_get_input() and ivtv_get_input() are called
>> once from the VIDIOC_ENUMINPUT ioctl() and once from
>> the *_log_status() functions. In the first case the
>> struct v4l2_input is already filled with zeros,
>> so doing this again is unnecessary.
> And in the second case no one cares whether the struct is zeroed. And
> the same situation is also true for ivtv_get_output().

Yeah, 'cos there's nothing better than uninitialized fields, like the
recent report of a control that returns minimum and maximum values of
zero, but a step-size of 9. Why are we optimizing code paths that are
not performance critical by uninitializing memory?
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