Re: [2.6 patch] include/linux/bio.h: "extern inline" -> "static inline"

From: Kimball Murray
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 10:03:24 EST

Jens Axboe wrote:

On Tue, Jul 26 2005, Adrian Bunk wrote:

"extern inline" doesn't make much sense.

Yep, thanks.

IIRC, there was a time when the extern inline construct was used to catch cases where the compiler did not inline the function (you'd get a link error). Seems like it still works. Try building the attached files in each of the following ways:

gcc -o foo foo.c


gcc -O2 -o foo foo.c

In the first case, you get a link error, because there is no inlining.

-kimball #include "bar.h"

void foo(void) {

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
return 0;
extern inline void bar(void)