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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Use separate sections for __dev/__cpu/__mem code/data
    On Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 09:09:03PM +0100, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
    > Introducing separate sections for __dev* (HOTPLUG),
    > __cpu* (HOTPLUG_CPU) and __mem* (MEMORY_HOTPLUG)
    > allows us to do a much more reliable Section mismatch
    > check in modpost. We are no longer dependent on the actual
    > configuration of for example HOTPLUG.
    > This has the effect that all users see much more
    > Section mismatch warnings than before because they
    > were almost all hidden when HOTPLUG was enabled.
    > The advantage of this is that when building a piece
    > of code then it is much more likely that the Section
    > mismatch errors are spotted and the warnings will be
    > felt less random of nature.
    > Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <>
    > Cc: Greg KH <>
    > Cc: Randy Dunlap <>
    > Cc: Adrian Bunk <>

    I like this a lot. It makes things much more understandable from a
    driver developer's point of view, and would allow us to mark some things
    as freeable when we do not run with a CPU hotplug system :)

    Feel free to add a:
    Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
    to the patch, if you want to take it in your tree.


    greg k-h

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