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* [PATCH] net: ixgbevf: Remove redundant initialization of variable ret_val
@ 2021-09-10 11:51 Colin King
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From: Colin King @ 2021-09-10 11:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jesse Brandeburg, Tony Nguyen, David S . Miller, Jakub Kicinski,
	intel-wired-lan, netdev
  Cc: kernel-janitors, linux-kernel

From: Colin Ian King <>

The variable ret_val is being initialized with a value that is never
read, it is being updated later on. The assignment is redundant and
can be removed.

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

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/vf.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/vf.c
index 5fc347abab3c..d459f5c8e98f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/vf.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbevf/vf.c
@@ -66,9 +66,9 @@ static s32 ixgbevf_reset_hw_vf(struct ixgbe_hw *hw)
 	struct ixgbe_mbx_info *mbx = &hw->mbx;
 	u32 timeout = IXGBE_VF_INIT_TIMEOUT;
 	u8 *addr = (u8 *)(&msgbuf[1]);
+	s32 ret_val;
 	/* Call adapter stop to disable tx/rx and clear interrupts */

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