Alpha: replacing "extern inline"

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 19:52:09 EST

I want to get rid of all "extern inline" in the kernel.

"extern inline" generates a warning with -Wmissing-prototypes and I'm
currently working on getting the kernel cleaned up for adding this to
the CFLAGS since it will help us to avoid a nasty class of runtime

"extern inline" was required at the times when
__attribute__((always_inline)) wasn't avalable.

Nowadays, we use "static inline", and if there are places that really
need a forced inline, we use "static __always_inline".

Can someone tell me which of the Alpha "static inline"'s need for some
reason an __always_inline?

And a related question:
Does the never defined __IO_EXTERN_INLINE still have any purpose?



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