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Date:   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:55:55 -0800
        "Paul E. McKenney" <>
Subject: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 18/30] rcu: Remove dead code from rcu_segcblist_insert_pend_cbs()

From: "Paul E. McKenney" <>

The rcu_segcblist_insert_pend_cbs() function currently (partially)
initializes the rcu_cblist that it pulls callbacks from.  However, all
the resulting stores are dead because all callers pass in the address of
an on-stack cblist that is not used afterwards.  This commit therefore
removes this pointless initialization.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
 kernel/rcu/rcu_segcblist.c | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/rcu_segcblist.c b/kernel/rcu/rcu_segcblist.c
index 426a472..9a0f661 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/rcu_segcblist.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/rcu_segcblist.c
@@ -381,8 +381,6 @@ void rcu_segcblist_insert_pend_cbs(struct rcu_segcblist *rsclp,
 		return; /* Nothing to do. */
 	WRITE_ONCE(*rsclp->tails[RCU_NEXT_TAIL], rclp->head);
 	WRITE_ONCE(rsclp->tails[RCU_NEXT_TAIL], rclp->tail);
-	rclp->head = NULL;
-	rclp->tail = &rclp->head;

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