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Date:	Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:26:26 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <>
To:	Rickard Strandqvist <>
Cc:	Tejun Heo <>, Jan Kara <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,,
	Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lib: proportions.c:  Remove some unused functions

On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:51:53 +0100 Rickard Strandqvist <> wrote:

> Removes some functions that are not used anywhere:
> prop_change_shift() prop_descriptor_init() prop_fraction_percpu() prop_fraction_single() __prop_inc_percpu_max() prop_local_destroy_percpu() prop_local_destroy_single() prop_local_init_percpu() prop_local_init_single()
> This was partially found by using a static code analysis program called cppcheck.
> ---
>  include/linux/proportions.h |   14 ----
>  lib/proportions.c           |  177 -------------------------------------------
>  2 files changed, 191 deletions(-)

Gee, that's a heck of a lot of dead code.

Peter, what was the thinking here?  Was this code once used, or added
for API completeness or what?

Perhaps we should just ifdef it out, so the code is still sitting there if
someone wishes to resurrect it.

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