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* [PATCH] statx: remove redundant assignment to variable error
@ 2020-05-27 13:45 Colin King
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From: Colin King @ 2020-05-27 13:45 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Alexander Viro, linux-fsdevel; +Cc: kernel-janitors, linux-kernel

From: Colin Ian King <>

The variable error 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 <>
 fs/stat.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/stat.c b/fs/stat.c
index 3213d1b2750e..d0d5b8cbe4b2 100644
--- a/fs/stat.c
+++ b/fs/stat.c
@@ -192,7 +192,7 @@ int vfs_statx(int dfd, const char __user *filename, int flags,
 	      struct kstat *stat, u32 request_mask)
 	struct path path;
-	int error = -EINVAL;
+	int error;
 	unsigned lookup_flags;
 	if (vfs_stat_set_lookup_flags(&lookup_flags, flags))

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