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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: fix improper .init-type section references
On 6/12/07, Jan Beulich <> wrote:
> >> 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 files.

For those archs, yes, you're right that modpost should be
special-casing (based on arch) before complaining for
.init -> .exit references.
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