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SubjectRe: [RFC 16/19] staging: qlge: remove deadcode in qlge_build_rx_skb
On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 06:53:49PM +0800, Coiby Xu wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 03:49:26PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 07:25:00PM +0800, Coiby Xu wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 10:29:39AM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 09:48:59PM +0800, Coiby Xu wrote:
> > > > > This part of code is for the case that "the headers and data are in
> > > > > a single large buffer". However, qlge_process_mac_split_rx_intr is for
> > > > > handling packets that packets underwent head splitting. In reality, with
> > > > > jumbo frame enabled, the part of code couldn't be reached regardless of
> > > > > the packet size when ping the NIC.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > This commit message is a bit confusing. We're just deleting the else
> > > > statement. Once I knew that then it was easy enough to review
> > > > qlge_process_mac_rx_intr() and see that if if
> > > > ib_mac_rsp->flags3 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_DL is set then
> > > > ib_mac_rsp->flags4 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_HV must be set.
> > >
> > > Do you suggest moving to upper if, i.e.
> > >
> > > } else if (ib_mac_rsp->flags3 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_DL && ib_mac_rsp->flags4 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_HS) {
> > >
> > > and then deleting the else statement?
> > >
> >
> > I have a rule that when people whinge about commit messages they should
> > write a better one themselves, but I have violated my own rule. Sorry.
> > Here is my suggestion:
> >
> > If the "ib_mac_rsp->flags3 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_DL" condition is true
> > then we know that "ib_mac_rsp->flags4 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_HS" must be
> > true as well. Thus, we can remove that condition and delete the
> > else statement which is dead code.
> >
> > (Originally this code was for the case that "the headers and data are
> > in a single large buffer". However, qlge_process_mac_split_rx_intr
> > is for handling packets that packets underwent head splitting).
>
> Thanks for sharing your commit message! Now I see what you mean. But I'm
> not sure if "ib_mac_rsp->flags4 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_HS" is true when
> "ib_mac_rsp->flags3 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_DL" is true.

Well... It is true. qlge_process_mac_split_rx_intr() is only called
when "->flags4 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_HS" is true or when
"->flags3 & IB_MAC_IOCB_RSP_DL" is false.

To me the fact that it's clearly dead code, helps me to verify that the
patch doesn't change behavior. Anyway, "this part of code" was a bit
vague and it took me a while to figure out the patch deletes the else
statement.

regards,
dan carpenter

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