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Date:	Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:10:01 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH - diffstat only] include/net: Remove extern from
 function prototypes

From: Joe Perches <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:58:11 -0700

> Function prototypes don't need to be declared
> extern in .h files.  It's assumed by the compiler
> and is as unnecessary as using auto is when
> declaring automatic/local variables in a block.
> I ran a script to remove these unnecessary extern
> uses from function prototypes in include/net/ as
> well as reflow the function arguments to 80 cols.
> It's 370KB, far too large to submit at once.
> Of course it could be broken into multiple patches
> for the various directories/subsystems.

No objections from me.

Please submit a small number at a time so that my already overflowing
backlog isn't overwhelmed even more.

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