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SubjectRe: [PATCH] s390/pci: Remove unnecessary if condition
On Fri, 29 Jul 2016, Julia Lawall wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2016, Sebastian Ott wrote:
> > On Fri, 29 Jul 2016, Amitoj Kaur Chawla wrote:
> > > Remove unnecessary error handling because the only failure value that
> > > can be returned is NULL and so the test can never be true.
> > >
> > > The Coccinelle semantic patch used to make this change is as follows:
> > > @@
> > > expression e;
> > > @@
> > >
> > > e = debugfs_create_file(...);
> > > - if(IS_ERR(e)) { e = NULL; }
> >
> > Nope. For !CONFIG_DEBUG_FS debugfs_create_file returns an ERR_PTR.
>
> Clicking around in lxr doesn't show that, but perhaps an alternative
> definition is overlooked?

It looks that way.


[sebott@schleppi linux]$ git grep -W "debugfs_create_file(" include/linux/debugfs.h
include/linux/debugfs.h:struct dentry *debugfs_create_file(const char *name, umode_t mode,
include/linux/debugfs.h- struct dentry *parent, void *data,
include/linux/debugfs.h- const struct file_operations *fops);
--
include/linux/debugfs.h:static inline struct dentry *debugfs_create_file(const char *name, umode_t mode,
include/linux/debugfs.h- struct dentry *parent, void *data,
include/linux/debugfs.h- const struct file_operations *fops)
include/linux/debugfs.h-{
include/linux/debugfs.h- return ERR_PTR(-ENODEV);
include/linux/debugfs.h-}
include/linux/debugfs.h-

Regards,
Sebastian

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