[Bridge] [PATCH] net: make ctl_path local and const

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Tue Oct 19 20:28:57 PDT 2010


On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 11:10 +0800, Changli Gao wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 10:54 +0800, Changli Gao wrote:
> >> Signed-off-by: Changli Gao <xiaosuo at gmail.com>
> > []
> >> diff --git a/net/appletalk/sysctl_net_atalk.c b/net/appletalk/sysctl_net_atalk.c
> >> index 04e9c0d..b92f269 100644
> >> --- a/net/appletalk/sysctl_net_atalk.c
> >> +++ b/net/appletalk/sysctl_net_atalk.c
> >> @@ -42,16 +42,16 @@ static struct ctl_table atalk_table[] = {
> >>       { },
> >>  };
> >> -static struct ctl_path atalk_path[] = {
> >> -     { .procname = "net", },
> >> -     { .procname = "appletalk", },
> >> -     { }
> >> -};
> >> -
> >>  static struct ctl_table_header *atalk_table_header;
> >>
> >>  void atalk_register_sysctl(void)
> >>  {
> >> +     const struct ctl_path atalk_path[] = {
> > Shouldn't all of these be static const struct ?
> They needn't. And some variables are specified __net_initdata currently.

At least some objects are smaller with static.

$ size net/appletalk/sysctl_net_atalk.o.*
   text	   data	    bss	    dec	    hex	filename
    324	    236	     48	    608	    260	net/appletalk/sysctl_net_atalk.o.withstatic
    344	    236	     48	    628	    274	net/appletalk/sysctl_net_atalk.o.withoutstatic





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