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SubjectRe: [RFC][patch 02/12] remove clocksource inline functions
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On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:27:54 +0200, Martin Schwidefsky said:
> On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:36:46 +0100 Will Newton <will.newton@gmail.com> wrote:

> > An argument for the helper is that it eases grepability. Sure you can
> > search for "->read" but that's going to turn up all kinds of
> > non-clocksource code as well. grep clocksource_read will get you
> > exactly what you want.
>
> That would make sense if the clocksource_read calls are littered all
> over the kernel source. But they are not, the only user is
> timekeeping.c

You know that a priori because you're familiar with that code. But there's
another use case: An idiot monkey like myself manages to break the kernel
*again* in some part of the kernel they're totally unfamiliar with, and
they need to discover for themselves that timekeeping.c is the only user.

(Of course, in another 5-6 years I'll probably have broken something in
every part of the kernel and whinged at Andrew about it, and that argument
won't apply anymore.. ;)
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