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    Subject[PATCH 0/3] Removing dead code
    Hi all!

    As part of the VAMOS[0] research project at the University of
    Erlangen we are looking at multiple integrity errors in linux'
    configuration system.

    I've been running a check on the sound/ sourcetree for
    config Items not defined in Kconfig and found 3 such cases. Sourcecode
    blocks depending on these Items are not reachable from a vanilla
    kernel -- dead code. I've seen such dead blocks made on purpose
    e.g. while integrating new features into the kernel but generally
    they're just useless.

    Each of the patches in this patchset removes on such dead
    config Item, I'd be glad if you consider applying them. I've been
    doing deeper analysis of such issues before and can do so again but
    I'm not so sure they were fastly usefull.

    I build the patches against a vanilla kernel in order to
    try if the kernel compiles with this patches

    Please keep me informed of this patch getting confirmed /
    merged so we can keep track of it.

    Regards

    Christian Dietrich

    [0] http://vamos1.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/

    Christian Dietrich (3):
    sound/oss: Remove dead CONFIG_SOFTOSS*
    sound/soc/atmel: Remove dead CONFIG_AT32_ENHANCED_PORTMUX
    sound/isa/gus: Remove dead CONFIG_SND_DEBUG_ROM

    sound/isa/gus/interwave.c | 8 --------
    sound/oss/vidc.c | 3 ---
    sound/soc/atmel/playpaq_wm8510.c | 9 ---------
    3 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)



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