coding style: don't use "extern" with function prototypes
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Message ID 20181101134153.GA29267@avx2
State New, archived
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Alexey Dobriyan Nov. 1, 2018, 1:41 p.m. UTC
As the patch says "extern" with function prototypes makes lines longer
and creates more characters on the screen.

Do not bug people with warnings for now as fallout can be

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <>

 Documentation/process/coding-style.rst |    3 +++
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--- a/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
@@ -443,6 +443,9 @@  In function prototypes, include parameter names with their data types.
 Although this is not required by the C language, it is preferred in Linux
 because it is a simple way to add valuable information for the reader.
+Do not use ``extern`` keyword with function prototypes as it makes lines
+longer and isn't strictly necessary.
 7) Centralized exiting of functions