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Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] target-mips: Remove unused inlin

From: Andreas Färber
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] target-mips: Remove unused inline function
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:43:58 +0100
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Am 19.03.2012 13:31, schrieb Stefan Weil:
> Am 19.03.2012 13:17, schrieb Stefan Hajnoczi:
>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Andreas Färber <address@hidden>
>> wrote:
>>> Am 17.03.2012 13:00, schrieb Stefan Weil:
>>>> Function set_HILO is not needed anywhere.
>>> Does this cause any warnings? Given the state mips is currently in (TCG
>>> patches queuing), I'd suggest to hold this off for a bit, but I don't
>>> really mind either way.
>>> Commit message does not mention if this was never used in the first
>>> place or became unused during TCG conversion or some other refactoring?
>> It doesn't cause any warning on my build here, so there's no strict
>> need for this patch.
>> I have dropped the patch for now. Please resend if you want to get it
>> in and address Andreas' questions.
> the function was never used. It should be removed just to keep
> the code clean and free of unneeded functions. I noticed this
> function when I looked after the functions which follow
> (set_HIT0_LO, ...). Those functions are very similar, so I
> think set_HILO was the copy master for those functions
> (maybe used in a local code version whic was never committed).

Could you please check that it is not used by Richard Sandiford's,
Khansa Butt's and Jia Liu's patches? Then I'll happily ack.

> Static inline functions never create a gcc warning when they
> are unused, as far as I know. Maybe other tools like static code
> analysers raise a warning.

Sure, I was thinking of the static analysis tools you occasionally
posted patches for.


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