Re: [PATCH] Keep kernel coding style rule of hfs-s+/sp source

From: David Miller
Date: Wed Feb 01 2012 - 02:48:48 EST

From: Geunsik Lim <geunsik.lim@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:45:09 +0900

> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 4:06 PM, David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> From: Geunsik Lim <geunsik.lim@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 15:59:53 +0900
>> > Modified for kernel coding style rule of hfs-s+/sp device driver .
>> > . reference: ./Documentation/CodingStyle
>> >
>> > ex)
>> > 60 Don't put multiple statements on a single line unless you have
>> > 61 something to hide:
>> > 62
>> > 63 if (condition) do_this;
>> > 64 do_something_everytime;
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Geunsik Lim <geunsik.lim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> This was probably there to eliminate compiler warnings or avoid the
> Thank you for your opinion.
> It's strange. I did not meet compiler warnings you replied.
> What is the version of GCC that You tried to compile Linux kernel source
> in your experience?

I'm saying the code was likely written this way "because" of that
reason, I didn't say I saw such a warning. Where did I say I saw
the warning in question?

I stated a very likely reason why the original code was written the
way that it was.

>> code being eliminated completely, because the result of the register
>> read is unused.
> Are you mean that the result of the register read is used if we append
> "if statement" of c language?

I was saying that without some kind of use of the interface's return
value, without some other control such as a volatile asm statement or
a reference to a volatile memory location, the compiler might legally
be able to remove the I/O register read completely.

You need to make sure that the assembler code does not change due to
your changes, and in particular these I/O register read calls do not
get eliminated.
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