[Olsr-dev] [PATCH 06/12] mdns: remove unused variables

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Fri Jun 10 11:00:57 CEST 2011

On Fri June 10 2011 10:26:54 ZioPRoTo (Saverio Proto) wrote:
> Let me see if I understand correctly this patch.
> When a olsr message is received by a plugin, there is a function that
> gets the buffer received and puts everything in the standard data
> structures of the olsr message.
> at a later time, not all the information in the message is used so
> there is some unused variables.
> It should be no problem, but I'm afraid ...
> because I see you patched many plugins at once in the stable tree, are
> you sure these patches are stable ? Because at Ninux we have a
> production network with over 70 nodes and we use both mDNS and
> nameservice plugin, so introducing a bug in those may result in a big
> problem for us.
> I think this stuff should go to master branch and the when tested do a
> future backport to stable branch.
> my 2 cents
> comments ?

The patches only remove variables that are written but never read (GCC 4.6 can 
detect this). So most likely they are just left overs in the MDNS from a copy 
of other code.

Can you see any harm removing them ?

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