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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH - diffstat only] include/net: Remove extern from function prototypes
From: Stephen Rothwell <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:38:00 +1000

> I must admit I prefer the other way (i.e. with the explicit extern). If
> nothing else it makes it consistent with variable declarations in header
> files (which need the extern) and "static inlines" ...
> Making these churn changes also will almost certainly cause unnecessary
> conflicts :-(

Regardless of preferences, the whole tree is a mix, and we should choose
one way or the other consistently.

It seems like new code in other major subsystems are using the
no-extern scheme, and I'm more than happy to follow suit.

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