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SubjectRe: [PATCH] libnvdimm: remove redundant assignment to pointer 'dev'
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On 05/02/18 18:44, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:20 AM, Ross Zwisler
> <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 02:08:52PM +0000, Colin King wrote:
>>> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
>>>
>>> Pointer dev is being assigned a value that is never read, it is being
>>> re-assigned the same value later on, hence the initialization is redundant
>>> and can be removed.
>>>
>>> Cleans up clang warning:
>>> drivers/nvdimm/pfn_devs.c:307:17: warning: Value stored to 'dev' during
>>> its initialization is never read
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
>>
>> Reviewed-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>
>>
>> More importantly this fixes a potential NULL pointer dereference. nd_pfn
>> is checked for NULL a few lines down, but we would have crashed here trying to
>> get nd_pfn->dev.
>>
>
> No we wouldn't crash. We're just calculating the address, not
> de-referencing a NULL pointer.

Indeed, it's just a warning clean up. Nothing more.

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