[PATCH] staging: media: davinci_vpfe: Remove variable vpfe_dev

Nishka Dasgupta nishkadg.linux at gmail.com
Thu May 30 21:09:23 UTC 2019

On 31/05/19 2:25 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 02:17:18AM +0530, Nishka Dasgupta wrote:
>> Remove variable vpfe_dev and replace it with its value (since the
>> function otherwise uses values directly instead of local variables).
> This says _what_ you do.  But we can see that in the patch itself.
> You need to say _why_ you are doing this.
> There's no need for this change at all.  Again, as I have said before,
> we write code for developers to read first, the compiler second.  By
> making these types of changes you are making it harder to
> read/understand by a developer, and providing absolutely no benifit to
> the compiler at all.
> So it's actually making the code worse!
> not good at all.
> Please reconsider this type of change, as I keep asking you to.

Okay. In this case I thought it wouldn't make it worse since the 
function is low on local variables anyway? Clearly I was wrong, so I 
won't count this case as an exception in future.

Thanking you,

> greg k-h

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