Re: [PATCH 4/4] powerpc/mpic: remove unused functions

From: Michael Ellerman
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 23:48:21 EST

On Fri, 2015-02-20 at 11:40 +0700, Arseny Solokha wrote:
> > If I just get a patch saying "removed unused foo()", I have to go and dig and
> > find out:
> > - was it recently added and will be used soon?
> > - is it ancient and never used, if so can we work out why, ie. feature X
> > never landed so this code is no longer needed.
> > - is it old code that *was* used but isn't now because commit ... removed the
> > last user.
> > - is it code that *should* be used, but isn't for some odd reason?
> >
> >
> > So if you can provide that sort of detail for me, that really adds value to the
> > patch. Otherwise the patch is basically just a TODO for me, to go and work out
> > why the code is unused.
> Got it. Will resend the whole series one of these days.



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