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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: fix improper .init-type section references
    >> And from a purely theoretical
    >> perspective I don't think such references should be considered bad -
    >> .exit.* should be discarded together with .init.* if unloading is
    >> impossible (built-in or configured off), not before module/kernel
    >> initialization.
    >
    >Hmm, but that's not how things are, presently. __exit marked
    >functions are simply not linked into the kernel (when that module
    >is being built-in) at all -- this "discard" happens at _build time_
    >(to save on kernel image size).

    Not really, at least not for i386 and x86-64 - see their vmlinux.lds.S files.

    Jan

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