Re: [PATCH] misc: ioc4: simplify wave period measurement in clock_calibrate

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Dec 08 2014 - 10:46:40 EST

On Monday 08 December 2014 16:28:10 Richard Leitner wrote:
> The loop for measuring the square wave periods over some cycles is
> refactored to be more easily readable. This includes avoiding a
> "by-hand-implemented" for loop with a "real" one and adding some
> comments.
> Furthermore the following compiler warning is avoided by this patch:
> drivers/misc/ioc4.c: In function âioc4_probeâ:
> drivers/misc/ioc4.c:194:16: warning: âstartâ may be used uninitialized
> in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
> period = (end - start) /
> ^
> drivers/misc/ioc4.c:148:11: note: âstartâ was declared here
> uint64_t start, end, period;
> ^
> Signed-off-by: Richard Leitner <dev@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

> ---
> A simplification of this loop was suggested by Andrew Morton [1].
> This is my first proposal of such a simplification.
> Furthermore I'm not sure if the commit message is sufficient.
> Please give me also some feedback on it.
> If this simplification is not needed only initializing start to
> ktime_get_ns() would fix the compiler warning too.

With the changed loop, do you still get a warning if you
remove the extra 'start = ktime_get_ns()' at the start of the loop?

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