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SubjectRe: Section mismatch on latest git
On Mon, 26 May 2008 10:03:21 +0200 "Fabio Comolli" <> wrote:

> Hi.
> I don't know it it has been reported already:
> WARNING: vmlinux.o(.text+0x114bb): Section mismatch in reference from
> the function nopat() to the function .cpuinit.text:pat_disable()
> The function nopat() references
> the function __cpuinit pat_disable().
> This is often because nopat lacks a __cpuinit
> annotation or the annotation of pat_disable is wrong.
> Config is in attachment.

This should fix it:

--- a/arch/x86/mm/pat.c~arch-x86-mm-patc-nopat-should-be-__init
+++ a/arch/x86/mm/pat.c
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ void __cpuinit pat_disable(char *reason)
printk(KERN_INFO "%s\n", reason);

-static int nopat(char *str)
+static int __init nopat(char *str)
pat_disable("PAT support disabled.");
return 0;

It turns out that this was harmless. However it might not have been -
I think that adding the ability to suppress all these warnings was a

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