ARM: OMAP2: Delete unnecessary checks before three function calls

SF Markus Elfring elfring at
Wed Jul 15 23:40:30 PDT 2015

> I have to say, I am a bit leery about applying the omap_device.c and
> omap_hwmod.c changes, since the called functions -- omap_device_delete()
> and clk_disable() -- don't explicitly document that NULLs are allowed
> to be passed in.

How are the chances to improve documentation around such implementation details?

> So there's no explicit contract that callers can rely upon, to (at least
> in theory) prevent those internal NULL pointer checks from being removed.

Are there any additional variations to consider for source files from different
processor architectures?

> So I would suggest that those two functions' kerneldoc be patched first to 
> explicitly state that passing in a NULL pointer is allowed.

Should my static source code analysis approach help you any more to clarify
further open issues?

> So I'll apply that change now for v4.3, touching up the commit message accordingly.

Thanks for your constructive feedback.

>>  arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap_device.c | 3 +--
>>  arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap_hwmod.c  | 5 +----
>>  arch/arm/mach-omap2/timer.c       | 3 +--

Did Tony Lindgren pick a similar update suggestion up, too?


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