Re: [PATCH] staging: rtl8188eu: remove ASSERT and ODM_RT_ASSERT macros

From: Greg KH
Date: Tue May 25 2021 - 02:44:54 EST

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 11:45:32PM +0100, Phillip Potter wrote:
> Remove the ASSERT and ODM_RT_ASSERT macros from include/odm_debug.h
> as they are unnecessary.
> ASSERT does nothing, compiling to a single empty statement.
> ODM_RT_ASSERT is used in only one place, in the ODM_RAStateCheck
> function with hal/odm.c - it seems to have been intended as an
> assertion of some kind, but given it is always called with false
> here, there is little point in it not just being a pr_info() call.
> Also, the lines relating to the file, function and line number are
> not needed as the pr_info() with the function name and error message
> is sufficient should anyone wish to track down this error at a source
> level, within what is currently a relatively small function.
> Signed-off-by: Phillip Potter <phil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/hal/odm.c | 2 +-
> drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/include/odm_debug.h | 13 -------------
> 2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 14 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/hal/odm.c b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/hal/odm.c
> index 4d659a812aed..b800d0c6dff5 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/hal/odm.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/hal/odm.c
> @@ -824,7 +824,7 @@ bool ODM_RAStateCheck(struct odm_dm_struct *pDM_Odm, s32 RSSI, bool bForceUpdate
> LowRSSIThreshForRA += GoUpGap;
> break;
> default:
> - ODM_RT_ASSERT(pDM_Odm, false, ("wrong rssi level setting %d !", *pRATRState));
> + pr_info("%s(): wrong rssi level setting %d!\n", __func__, *pRATRState);

I know you're just copying what the existing code does, but this really
should just be a dev_err() call instead. It's not "info", and as this
is a driver, dev_*() should be called instead.

So I'll take this one, but for future cleanups, consider changing the
pr_*() calls to the correct ones.


greg k-h