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SubjectRe: [Outreachy kernel] [PATCH] Staging: rtl8723bs: rtw_mlme: Remove unnecessary conditions
Hi Lakshmi,

On Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:42:06 -0700
Lakshmi Ramasubramanian <> wrote:

> On 3/11/2020 6:58 AM, Shreeya Patel wrote:
> > Remove unnecessary if and else conditions since both are leading to the
> > initialization of "phtpriv->ampdu_enable" with the same value.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Shreeya Patel <>
> Stating this based on the patch descriptions I have seen.
> Others, please advise\correct me if I am wrong.
> Patch description should state the problem first[1] and then describe
> how that is fixed in the given patch.
> For example:
> In the function rtw_update_ht_cap(), phtpriv->ampdu_enable is set to the
> same value in both if and else statements.
> This patch removes this unnecessary if-else statement.

That's my general preference as well, but I can't find any point in the
"Describe your changes" section of submitting-patches.rst actually
defining the order. I wouldn't imply that from the sequence the steps
are presented in.

In case it's possible to say everything with a single statement as
Shreeya did here, though, I guess that becomes rather a linguistic
factor, and I personally prefer the concise version here.


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