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SubjectRe: Extern variables in *.c files
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On Wed, 02 Jan 2002 23:56:25 -0800, 
Andrew Morton <akpm@zip.com.au> wrote:
>Yup. Problem is, we have about 1500 instances in the kernel :(

You can ignore the ~250 entries in *syms.c files. EXPORT_SYMBOL only
needs to know if a symbol is a function or anything else, it does not
care about types at all. You can define variables and functions with
invalid types in *syms.c without doing any damage.

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