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Subject[PATCH v2 1/3] lib: zstd: Fix unused variable warning
From: Nick Terrell <>

The variable `litLengthSum` is only used by an `assert()`, so when
asserts are disabled the compiler doesn't see any usage and warns.

This issue is already fixed upstream by PR #2838 [0]. It was reported
by the Kernel test robot in [1].

Another approach would be to change zstd's disabled `assert()`
definition to use the argument in a disabled branch, instead of
ignoring the argument. I've avoided this approach because there are
some small changes necessary to get zstd to build, and I would
want to thoroughly re-test for performance, since that is slightly
changing the code in every function in zstd. It seems like a
trivial change, but some functions are pretty sensitive to small
changes. However, I think it is a valid approach that I would
like to see upstream take, so I've opened Issue #2868 to attempt
this upstream.


Reported-by: kernel test robot <>
Signed-off-by: Nick Terrell <>
lib/zstd/compress/zstd_compress_superblock.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/zstd/compress/zstd_compress_superblock.c b/lib/zstd/compress/zstd_compress_superblock.c
index ee03e0aedb03..b0610b255653 100644
--- a/lib/zstd/compress/zstd_compress_superblock.c
+++ b/lib/zstd/compress/zstd_compress_superblock.c
@@ -411,6 +411,8 @@ static size_t ZSTD_seqDecompressedSize(seqStore_t const* seqStore, const seqDef*
const seqDef* sp = sstart;
size_t matchLengthSum = 0;
size_t litLengthSum = 0;
+ /* Only used by assert(), suppress unused variable warnings in production. */
+ (void)litLengthSum;
while (send-sp > 0) {
ZSTD_sequenceLength const seqLen = ZSTD_getSequenceLength(seqStore, sp);
litLengthSum += seqLen.litLength;
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