Re: [PATCH 2/6] CRIS: remove SMP code

From: Paul Bolle
Date: Sat Feb 21 2015 - 04:15:18 EST

On Sat, 2015-02-21 at 01:40 +0100, Rabin Vincent wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 01:06:03AM +0100, Paul Bolle wrote:
> > On Thu, 2015-02-19 at 20:29 +0100, Rabin Vincent wrote:
> > > The CRIS SMP code cannot be built since there is no (and appears to
> > > never have been) a CONFIG_SMP Kconfig option in arch/cris/. Remove it.
> >
> > Yes, it appears there never was a Kconfig symbol SMP for cris so this
> > probably was dead code ever since it was added in, I think, v2.6.13. (I
> > should mention I didn't review this patch, or cris' apparently
> > non-functional SMP code, in detail.)
> >
> > Mind if I ask how you spotted this?
> If you're asking if I used some kind of script, no, I didn't. I just
> noticed it while working on other CRIS patches.

Yes. See, I run a script locally. It is rather simple and only catches
the more obvious kconfig related mistakes. I'm pretty sure I won't
bother teaching it to spot mistakes like this one. But other people are
working on a sophisticated bot that might be able to catch those.

But, anyhow, just paying attention when fiddling with a piece of code
and spotting possible oddities is of course greatly appreciated!

Paul Bolle

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