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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:57:45 +0100
From:	Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To:	Himangi Saraogi <>
Cc:	linux-m68k <>,
	"" <>,
	Julia Lawall <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm/m68k: Eliminate memset after alloc_bootmem_pages

On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Himangi Saraogi <> wrote:
> alloc_bootmem and related functions always return a zeroed region of memory.
> Thus a memset after calls to these functions is unnecessary.
> The following Coccinelle semantic patch was used for making the change:
> @@
> expression E,E1;
> @@
> E = \(alloc_bootmem\|alloc_bootmem_low\|alloc_bootmem_pages\|alloc_bootmem_low_pages\)(...)
> ... when != E
> - memset(E,0,E1);
> Signed-off-by: Himangi Saraogi <>
> Acked-by: Julia Lawall <>

Thanks, applied and queued for v3.19.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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