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SubjectRe: __exit
On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 04:02:44PM +0530, Anil Kumar wrote:
> what does __exit, __p and other such directives means in the linux source
> code. what is its significance.

The macros __init and __exit are defined in include/linux/init.h:

#define __init __attribute__ ((__section__ (".text.init")))
#define __exit __attribute__ ((unused, __section__(".text.exit")))

And they tell the compiler to put the function in .text.init and
.text.exit sections of the object file.


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