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Date:	Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:40:46 -0800
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	Sabrina Dubroca <sd@...asysnail.net>
Cc:	davem@...emloft.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: remove unnecessary initializations in net_dev_init

On Sat, 2014-01-18 at 16:04 +0100, Sabrina Dubroca wrote:
> softnet_data is set to 0 by memset, no need to initialize specific
> fields to 0 or NULL afterwards.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Sabrina Dubroca <sd@...asysnail.net>
> ---
>  net/core/dev.c | 9 ---------
>  1 file changed, 9 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
> index 288df62..b57b44a2 100644
> --- a/net/core/dev.c
> +++ b/net/core/dev.c
> @@ -7000,25 +7000,16 @@ static int __init net_dev_init(void)
>  		memset(sd, 0, sizeof(*sd));

Hi Sabrina

Well, if you really want, you also can remove this memset(), percpu data
defined as :

DEFINE_PER_CPU_ALIGNED(struct softnet_data, softnet_data);

must also be zero at boot time.

Thanks !


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