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Date:	Thu, 21 Dec 2006 16:57:19 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Rientjes <>
To:	Jan Engelhardt <>
cc:	Joe Perches <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: my handy-dandy, "coding style" script

On Fri, 22 Dec 2006, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

> >These casts can eliminate "return value unused" warnings.
> But only when functions are tagged __must_check, and sprintf is not. 
> cmpxchg is one where (void) is 'needed', __as I wrote__ in a cxgb3 
> comment.

gcc requires functions to be declared with the attribute 
warn_unused_result if a warning should be emitted in these cases.  So 
casting sprintf or any function without warn_unused_result to (void) is 
only visual noise within the source code.  Thus, the patch is correct.

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