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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: sm750fb: skip unnecessary comparisons
On Mon, Jul 03, 2017 at 09:26:47AM +0800, Lynn Lei wrote:
> introduced early checks to skip unnecessary comparisons when flags set.

Why?

>
> Signed-off-by: Lynn Lei <lynnl.wit@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/sm750fb/sm750.c | 11 ++++++++---
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/sm750fb/sm750.c b/drivers/staging/sm750fb/sm750.c
> index 386d4adcd91d..9e57a2d32465 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/sm750fb/sm750.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/sm750fb/sm750.c
> @@ -1171,11 +1171,16 @@ static int __init lynxfb_setup(char *options)
> */
> while ((opt = strsep(&options, ":")) != NULL) {
> /* options that mean for any lynx chips are configured here */
> - if (!strncmp(opt, "noaccel", strlen("noaccel"))) {
> +
> + /*
> + * NOTE: the length of options is hard-coded
> + * if any of those options changed please update its length
> + */

That's not good, why require this? What is wrong with the original code
here? It doesn't have that type of restriction, right?

> + if (!g_noaccel && !strncmp(opt, "noaccel", 7)) {
> g_noaccel = 1;
> - } else if (!strncmp(opt, "nomtrr", strlen("nomtrr"))) {
> + } else if (!g_nomtrr && !strncmp(opt, "nomtrr", 6)) {

I don't see the benefit of this change at all, what am I missing?

thanks,

greg k-h

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