net: pktgen: Deletion of an unnecessary check before the function call “proc_remove”

Author: Markus Elfring <>

The proc_remove() function tests whether its argument is NULL and then
returns 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: David S. Miller 
 net/core/pktgen.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/net/core/pktgen.c b/net/core/pktgen.c
index 443256b..da934fc 100644
--- a/net/core/pktgen.c
+++ b/net/core/pktgen.c
@@ -3728,8 +3728,7 @@ static int pktgen_remove_device(struct pktgen_thread *t,
 	/* Remove proc before if_list entry, because add_device uses
 	 * list to determine if interface already exist, avoid race
 	 * with proc_create_data() */
-	if (pkt_dev->entry)
-		proc_remove(pkt_dev->entry);
+	proc_remove(pkt_dev->entry);
 	/* And update the thread if_list */
 	_rem_dev_from_if_list(t, pkt_dev);