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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bus: ti-sysc: Remove if-block in sysc_check_children()
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On 13/08/2019 07:35, Nishka Dasgupta wrote:
> On 08/08/19 7:25 PM, Roger Quadros wrote:
>> Nishka,
>>
>> On 08/08/2019 10:40, Nishka Dasgupta wrote:
>>> In function sysc_check_children, there is an if-statement checking
>>> whether the value returned by function sysc_check_one_child is non-zero.
>>> However, sysc_check_one_child always returns 0, and hence this check is
>>> not needed. Hence remove this if-block.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Nishka Dasgupta <nishkadg.linux@gmail.com>
>>> ---
>>>   drivers/bus/ti-sysc.c | 2 --
>>>   1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/bus/ti-sysc.c b/drivers/bus/ti-sysc.c
>>> index e6deabd8305d..bc8082ae7cb5 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/bus/ti-sysc.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/bus/ti-sysc.c
>>> @@ -637,8 +637,6 @@ static int sysc_check_children(struct sysc *ddata)
>>>         for_each_child_of_node(ddata->dev->of_node, child) {
>>>           error = sysc_check_one_child(ddata, child);
>>> -        if (error)
>>> -            return error;
>>
>> We cannot assume that sysc_check_one_child() will never return error in the future.
>> If it can never return an error then why does it have an int return type?
>
> I'm not sure why it has an int return type, unfortunately. This is the function in its entirety:
>
> static int sysc_check_one_child(struct sysc *ddata,
>                 struct device_node *np)
> {
>     const char *name;
>
>     name = of_get_property(np, "ti,hwmods", NULL);
>     if (name)
>         dev_warn(ddata->dev, "really a child ti,hwmods property?");
>
>     sysc_check_quirk_stdout(ddata, np);
>     sysc_parse_dts_quirks(ddata, np, true);
>
>     return 0;
> }
>
> I'm not sure how to understand this function. Do dev_warn() or sysc_check_quirk_stdout() or sysc_parse_dts_quirks() cause a non-zero return from sysc_check_one_child()? Should I drop my patch?

None of those functions return anything.
Maybe you can fix sysc_check_one_child() to return void?
I think you can retain your patch but get rid of error variable.

>
> Thanking you,
> Nishka
>>
>>>       }
>>>         return 0;
>>>
>>

--
cheers,
-roger
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