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    SubjectRE: [PATCH] net/ipv4/fib_semantics.c: quiet sparse "shadows" noise
    On Friday, January 15, 2010 2:18 AM, David Miller wrote:
    > From: H Hartley Sweeten <>
    > Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:52:41 -0700
    >> net/ipv4/fib_semantics.c: quiet sparse "shadows" noise
    >> If CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_MULTIPATH is defined the symbol 'nh' is
    >> declared twice in the function fib_sync_down_dev. First as the
    >> loop variable used to iterate the hlist. Then again due to the
    >> change_nexthops macro. This produces a sparse warning and
    >> makes the code harder to understand.
    >> Fix the issue by renaming the first symbol.
    >> Signed-off-by: H Hartley Sweeten <>
    > I think it's easier to fix this by using a less simple name
    > in change_nexthops(), so I'll deal with this using the following
    > patch.

    OK. The patch is larger but it's much clearer this way.

    > Thanks for reporting this:
    > ipv4: Use less conflicting local var name in change_nexthops() loop macro.
    > As noticed by H Hartley Sweeten, since change_nexthops() uses 'nh'
    > as it's iterator variable, it can conflict with other existing
    > local vars.
    > Use "nexthop_nh" to avoid the conflict and make it easier to figure
    > out where this magic variable comes from.
    > Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>

    Tested-by: H Hartley Sweeten <>

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