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    SubjectRe: (hacky) [PATCH] silence MODPOST section mismatch warnings
    On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 09:54:27PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
    > On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 01:51:47PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
    > > From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@f00f.org>
    > > Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 13:34:18 -0700
    > >
    > > > MODPOST seems to be spewing bogus warnings. It's not clear how best
    > > > to fix it so perhaps we should silence it for now?
    > >
    > > Most of them are legitimate, the only one that needs sorting
    > > is the mm/slab.c case and people are working on that.
    > >
    > > The rest are useful and I've been working to fix things up
    > > on sparc64 and the networking, and in fact I'm very happy
    > > about these notifications.
    > >
    > > Please don't apply a sledgehammer to this issue, thanks.
    >
    > I've not had one accurate one on ARM yet.

    To be able to test my modpost changes I am building arm for all configs.
    I can see a number of legitime warnings for the ARM code.
    Those I have investigated has all been of the case where functions
    are used only during init but not marked init.
    So no real bugs just potential savings and consistency.
    Shall I try to fix them up and drop you a path?

    Samples (with old warning format):

    WARNING: drivers/built-in.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:pcmcia_assabet_init from .text between 'sa11x0_drv_pcmcia_probe' (at offset 0x49ed8) an
    d 'assabet_pcmcia_socket_state'
    WARNING: drivers/built-in.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:pcmcia_collie_init from .text between 'sa11x0_drv_pcmcia_probe' (at offset 0x5f250) and
    'sharpsl_pcmcia_init_reset'
    WARNING: drivers/pcmcia/sa1100_cs.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text:pcmcia_cerf_init from .text between 'sa11x0_drv_pcmcia_probe' (at offset 0xc) a
    nd 'cerf_pcmcia_socket_state'

    WARNING: arch/arm/mach-at91/built-in.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.data: from .text after 'nand_partitions' (at offset 0xbdc)
    WARNING: arch/arm/mach-at91/built-in.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.data: from .text between 'nand_partitions' (at offset 0xbdc) and 'ads7843_pendown
    _state'
    WARNING: arch/arm/mach-at91/built-in.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.data: from .text between 'nand_partitions' (at offset 0xdf4) and 'at91_leds_event
    '


    Sam
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