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Re: [PATCH] rtlwifi: remove redundant assignment to variable k




On Fri, 2019-05-31 at 12:29 -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
> On 5/31/19 9:14 AM, Colin King wrote:
> > From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > The assignment of 0 to variable k is never read once we break out of
> > the loop, so the assignment is redundant and can be removed.
> > 
> > Addresses-Coverity: ("Unused value")
> > Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> >   drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c | 4 +---
> >   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c b/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c
> > index e68340dfd980..83e5318ca04f 100644
> > --- a/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c
> > +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c
> > @@ -117,10 +117,8 @@ u8 efuse_read_1byte(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u16 address)
> >   						 rtlpriv->cfg->
> >   						 maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3);
> >   			k++;
> > -			if (k == 1000) {
> > -				k = 0;
> > +			if (k == 1000)
> >   				break;
> > -			}
> >   		}
> >   		data = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv, rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_CTRL]);
> >   		return data;
> 
> Colin,
> 
> Your patch is not wrong, but it fails to address a basic deficiency of this code 
> snippet - when an error is detected, there is no attempt to either fix the 
> problem or report it upstream. As the data returned will be garbage if this 
> condition happens, we might as well replace the "break" with "return 0xFF", as 
> well as deleting the "k = 0" line. Most of the callers of efuse_read_1byte() 
> ignore the returned result when bits 0 and 4 are set, thus returning all 8 bits 
> is not a bad fixup.
> 
> My suspicion is that this test is in the code merely to prevent an potential 
> unterminated "while" loop, and that this condition is extremely unlikely to happen.
> 
> Larry

The function is also overly verbose with many
unnecessary rtlpriv->cfg->maps dereferences.

I'd've written it more like:
---
 drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c | 57 +++++++++++-----------------
 1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 35 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c b/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c
index e68340dfd980..db253f45e87d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/efuse.c
@@ -87,46 +87,33 @@ void efuse_initialize(struct ieee80211_hw *hw)
 u8 efuse_read_1byte(struct ieee80211_hw *hw, u16 address)
 {
 	struct rtl_priv *rtlpriv = rtl_priv(hw);
-	u8 data;
 	u8 bytetemp;
 	u8 temp;
-	u32 k = 0;
-	const u32 efuse_len =
-		rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_REAL_CONTENT_SIZE];
-
-	if (address < efuse_len) {
-		temp = address & 0xFF;
-		rtl_write_byte(rtlpriv, rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 1,
-			       temp);
-		bytetemp = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv,
-					 rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 2);
-		temp = ((address >> 8) & 0x03) | (bytetemp & 0xFC);
-		rtl_write_byte(rtlpriv, rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 2,
-			       temp);
-
-		bytetemp = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv,
-					 rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3);
-		temp = bytetemp & 0x7F;
-		rtl_write_byte(rtlpriv, rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3,
-			       temp);
+	int k = 0;
+	u32 *maps = rtlpriv->cfg->maps;
+	const u32 efuse_len = maps[EFUSE_REAL_CONTENT_SIZE];
 
-		bytetemp = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv,
-					 rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3);
-		while (!(bytetemp & 0x80)) {
-			bytetemp = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv,
-						 rtlpriv->cfg->
-						 maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3);
-			k++;
-			if (k == 1000) {
-				k = 0;
-				break;
-			}
-		}
-		data = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv, rtlpriv->cfg->maps[EFUSE_CTRL]);
-		return data;
-	} else
+	if (address >= efuse_len)
 		return 0xFF;
 
+	temp = address & 0xFF;
+	rtl_write_byte(rtlpriv, maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 1, temp);
+	bytetemp = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv, maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 2);
+	temp = ((address >> 8) & 0x03) | (bytetemp & 0xFC);
+	rtl_write_byte(rtlpriv, maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 2, temp);
+
+	bytetemp = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv, maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3);
+	temp = bytetemp & 0x7F;
+	rtl_write_byte(rtlpriv, maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3, temp);
+
+	bytetemp = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv, maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3);
+	while (!(bytetemp & 0x80)) {
+		bytetemp = rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv, maps[EFUSE_CTRL] + 3);
+		if (++k >= 1000)
+			return 0xFF;	/* Likely defect */
+	}
+
+	return rtl_read_byte(rtlpriv, maps[EFUSE_CTRL]);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(efuse_read_1byte);