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RE: [PATCH] KVM: remove redundant NULL tests

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Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Roel Kluin wrote:
>> kvm_get_exit_data() cannot return a NULL pointer.
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Roel Kluin <roel.kluin@xxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>>  arch/ia64/kvm/kvm_fw.c |   28 +++++++++++++---------------
>>  1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
>> 
>> diff --git a/arch/ia64/kvm/kvm_fw.c b/arch/ia64/kvm/kvm_fw.c
>> index e4b8231..cb548ee 100644
>> --- a/arch/ia64/kvm/kvm_fw.c
>> +++ b/arch/ia64/kvm/kvm_fw.c
>> @@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ static void set_pal_result(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, 
>> struct exit_ctl_data *p; 
>> 
>>  	p = kvm_get_exit_data(vcpu);
>> -	if (p && p->exit_reason == EXIT_REASON_PAL_CALL) {
>> +	if (p->exit_reason == EXIT_REASON_PAL_CALL) {
>>  		p->u.pal_data.ret = result;
>>  		return ;
>>  	}
> 	[___etc___]
> 
> Clearly the original author thought that there was a path where
> kvm_exit_data could return a NULL pointer, was that ever possible?

Originally, we planed to allocate the exit_data dynamically, but considering some constrains, the exit_data is allocated statically, so the check for NULL is useless now. 
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