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authorCarlos R. Mafra <>2008-05-15 11:15:37 -0300
committerThomas Gleixner <>2008-05-25 07:43:15 +0200
commit962cf36c5bf6d2840b8d66ee9a606fae2f540bbd (patch)
tree263ead6b5224453e8c2a92f1ad9cd2091e003b68 /net
parent75d3bce2fc0a80f435fe12f2c9ed2632c8ac29e4 (diff)
Remove argument from open_softirq which is always NULL
As git-grep shows, open_softirq() is always called with the last argument being NULL block/blk-core.c: open_softirq(BLOCK_SOFTIRQ, blk_done_softirq, NULL); kernel/hrtimer.c: open_softirq(HRTIMER_SOFTIRQ, run_hrtimer_softirq, NULL); kernel/rcuclassic.c: open_softirq(RCU_SOFTIRQ, rcu_process_callbacks, NULL); kernel/rcupreempt.c: open_softirq(RCU_SOFTIRQ, rcu_process_callbacks, NULL); kernel/sched.c: open_softirq(SCHED_SOFTIRQ, run_rebalance_domains, NULL); kernel/softirq.c: open_softirq(TASKLET_SOFTIRQ, tasklet_action, NULL); kernel/softirq.c: open_softirq(HI_SOFTIRQ, tasklet_hi_action, NULL); kernel/timer.c: open_softirq(TIMER_SOFTIRQ, run_timer_softirq, NULL); net/core/dev.c: open_softirq(NET_TX_SOFTIRQ, net_tx_action, NULL); net/core/dev.c: open_softirq(NET_RX_SOFTIRQ, net_rx_action, NULL); This observation has already been made by Matthew Wilcox in June 2002 ( "I notice that none of the current softirq routines use the data element passed to them." and the situation hasn't changed since them. So it appears we can safely remove that extra argument to save 128 (54) bytes of kernel data (text). Signed-off-by: Carlos R. Mafra <> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
Diffstat (limited to 'net')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
index 58296307787..cf0e16731dc 100644
--- a/net/core/dev.c
+++ b/net/core/dev.c
@@ -4563,8 +4563,8 @@ static int __init net_dev_init(void)
dev_boot_phase = 0;
- open_softirq(NET_TX_SOFTIRQ, net_tx_action, NULL);
- open_softirq(NET_RX_SOFTIRQ, net_rx_action, NULL);
+ open_softirq(NET_TX_SOFTIRQ, net_tx_action);
+ open_softirq(NET_RX_SOFTIRQ, net_rx_action);
hotcpu_notifier(dev_cpu_callback, 0);