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* [PATCH] ttyprintk: remove redundant initialization of variable ret
@ 2020-06-11 15:31 Colin King
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From: Colin King @ 2020-06-11 15:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Arnd Bergmann, Greg Kroah-Hartman; +Cc: kernel-janitors, linux-kernel

From: Colin Ian King <>

The variable ret is being initialized with a value that is never read
and it is being updated later with a new value.  The initialization is
redundant and can be removed.

Addresses-Coverity: ("Unused value")
Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <>
 drivers/char/ttyprintk.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/char/ttyprintk.c b/drivers/char/ttyprintk.c
index 56db949a7b70..6a0059e508e3 100644
--- a/drivers/char/ttyprintk.c
+++ b/drivers/char/ttyprintk.c
@@ -172,7 +172,7 @@ static struct tty_driver *ttyprintk_driver;
 static int __init ttyprintk_init(void)
-	int ret = -ENOMEM;
+	int ret;

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