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Subject[PATCH 10/10] of/device: Don't NULLify match table in of_match_device() with CONFIG_OF=n
This effectively reverts 1db73ae39a97 ("of/device: Nullify match table
in of_match_device() for CONFIG_OF=n") because that commit makes it more
surprising to users of this API that the arguments may never be
referenced by any code. This is because the pre-processor will replace
the argument with NULL and then the match table will be left unreferenced
by any code but the compiler optimizer doesn't know to drop it. This can
lead to compilers warning that match tables are unused, when we really
want to pass the match table to the API but have the compiler see that
it's all inlined and not used and then drop the match table while
silencing the warning. We're being too smart here and not giving the
compiler the chance to do dead code elimination.

Cc: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Cc: Rob Herring <>
Cc: Frank Rowand <>
Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <>

Please ack or pick for immediate merge so the last patch can be merged.

include/linux/of_device.h | 4 +---
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/of_device.h b/include/linux/of_device.h
index 8d31e39dd564..3f8ca55bc693 100644
--- a/include/linux/of_device.h
+++ b/include/linux/of_device.h
@@ -93,13 +93,11 @@ static inline int of_device_uevent_modalias(struct device *dev,

static inline void of_device_node_put(struct device *dev) { }

-static inline const struct of_device_id *__of_match_device(
+static inline const struct of_device_id *of_match_device(
const struct of_device_id *matches, const struct device *dev)
return NULL;
-#define of_match_device(matches, dev) \
- __of_match_device(of_match_ptr(matches), (dev))

static inline struct device_node *of_cpu_device_node_get(int cpu)
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