ALSA: hdsp: Deletion of an unnecessary check before the function call “release_firmware”

Author: Markus Elfring <>

The release_firmware() function tests whether its argument is NULL and then
return immediately. Thus the test around the call is not needed.

This issue was detected by using the Coccinelle software.

Signed-off-by: Markus Elfring 
Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai 
 sound/pci/rme9652/hdsp.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/sound/pci/rme9652/hdsp.c b/sound/pci/rme9652/hdsp.c
index 2eb8baf..cf5a6c8 100644
--- a/sound/pci/rme9652/hdsp.c
+++ b/sound/pci/rme9652/hdsp.c
@@ -5307,8 +5307,7 @@ static int snd_hdsp_free(struct hdsp *hdsp)
-	if (hdsp->firmware)
-		release_firmware(hdsp->firmware);
+	release_firmware(hdsp->firmware);
 	if (hdsp->iobase)