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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix vmi time header bug
    Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Correctly matching the section annotation on declarations and definitions
    > is needed by at least ARM. We should ensure that we do this on all future
    > patches and we should also apply this patch if only for this reason.
    >
    > (The ARM thing is a pain, because the compiler cannot check that the
    > definition and declaration match. However something like sparse could do
    > so).
    >

    It's also useful documentation. Knowing whether a function is __init is
    an important part of its interface.

    J
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