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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/many] PROC macro to annotate functions in assembly files
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:17:54AM +0100, Alexander van Heukelum wrote:
> Introduce the PROC macro in the generic header file
> include/linux/linkage.h to annotate functions in assembly
> files. This is a first step to fully annotate functions
> (procedures) in .S-files. The PROC macro complements the
> already existing and being used ENDPROC macro. The generic
> implementation of PROC is exactly the same as ENTRY.
> The goal is to annotate functions, at least those called
> from C code, with PROC at the beginning and ENDPROC at the
> end. This is for the benefit of debugging and tracing. It
> will also allow to introduce a framework to check for
> nesting problems and missing annotations in a later stage
> by overriding ENTRY/END and PROC/ENDPROC in architecture-
> specific code, after the annotation errors have been fixed.
> Signed-off-by: Alexander van Heukelum <>
> Cc: Sam Ravnborg <>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <>

I understand where you are coming from with these.
But what I see now is:


And it is not obvious for me reading the comment when I should
expect which one to be used.

Could we try to keep it down to two variants?
And then document when to use which one.


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