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Date:	Sun, 06 Sep 2015 17:08:36 +0100
From:	Nick Warne <nick@...icks.net>
To:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
CC:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Alexey Kodanev <alexey.kodanev@...cle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net/core/sysctl_net_core.c  unused variable



On 06/09/15 16:51, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Sun, 2015-09-06 at 16:36 +0100, Nick Warne wrote:
>> On 06/09/15 16:28, Joe Perches wrote:
>> > On Sun, 2015-09-06 at 16:16 +0100, Nick Warne wrote:
>> >> On 06/09/15 15:52, Joe Perches wrote:
>> >> > On Sun, 2015-09-06 at 15:13 +0100, Nick Warne wrote:
>> >> >> gcc version 4.8.2 (GCC) warns that 'static int one = 1;' is declared but
>> >> >> not used in file net/core/sysctl_net_core.c.
>> >> >
>> >> > Only when CONFIG_NET isn't set.
>> >>
>> >> CONFIG_NET=y
>> >>
>> >> Peculiar indeed.
>> >>
>> >> >> Reading the file, that is
>> >> >> the case.  Attached is a patch to remove it.
>> >> >
>> >> > $ git grep -w -n one net/core/sysctl_net_core.c
>> >> > net/core/sysctl_net_core.c:26:static int one = 1;
>> >> > net/core/sysctl_net_core.c:332:         .extra2         = &one
>> >> >
>> >> >> Signed-off-by:  Nick Warne <nick@...icks.net>
>> >> >
>> >> > Please use grep to augment reading.
>> >>
>> >> grep -w -n one net/core/sysctl_net_core.c
>> >> 26:static int one = 1;
>> >>
>> >> ?
>> >>
>> >> I just don't have the &one.
>> >>
>> >> I am confused now.
>> >
>> > What source tree are you using?
>>
>> Latest longterm 3.18.21
>
> OK, it's important to mention that otherwise the
> assumption would be a git tree like net or net-next.
>
>> > What changes in what branch exist?
>>
>> I am not using git (if that is what you mean by 'branches') - just
>> tarballs from kernel.org
>
> (OK, using git and linux-stable)
>
> $ git grep -w -n one v3.18.21 -- net/core/sysctl_net_core.c
> v3.18.21:net/core/sysctl_net_core.c:26:static int one = 1;
>
> And the responsible commit:
>
> commit c48cf4f27d4555a455c3fef71137bd0fc44d1656
> ("net: sysctl_net_core: check SNDBUF and RCVBUF for min length")

Ah, OK. GCC was right - just the variable declaration was overlooked to 
be removed too.

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=c48cf4f27d4555a455c3fef71137bd0fc44d1656

My patch was right then (but wrong) :)

Thanks Joe,

Nick

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