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Date:   Wed, 26 Aug 2020 20:12:01 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:     Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Nick Desaulniers <>,
        LKML <>,
        linux-doc <>
Subject: [PATCH] deprecated.rst: Remove now removed uninitialized_var

It's now gone from the kernel so remove it from the deprecated API text.

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <>
 Documentation/process/deprecated.rst | 18 ------------------
 1 file changed, 18 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
index 918e32d76fc4..70720f00b9aa 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
@@ -51,24 +51,6 @@ to make sure their systems do not continue running in the face of
 "unreachable" conditions. (For example, see commits like `this one
-For any compiler warnings about uninitialized variables, just add
-an initializer. Using the uninitialized_var() macro (or similar
-warning-silencing tricks) is dangerous as it papers over `real bugs
-(or can in the future), and suppresses unrelated compiler warnings
-(e.g. "unused variable"). If the compiler thinks it is uninitialized,
-either simply initialize the variable or make compiler changes. Keep in
-mind that in most cases, if an initialization is obviously redundant,
-the compiler's dead-store elimination pass will make sure there are no
-needless variable writes.
-As Linus has said, this macro
-`must <>`_
-`be <>`_
-`removed <>`_.
 open-coded arithmetic in allocator arguments
 Dynamic size calculations (especially multiplication) should not be

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