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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tiny patch to kill warning in drivers/ide/ide.c
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Andreas Dilger wrote:

> On Jun 09, 2004 03:38 +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> > drivers/ide/ide.c: In function `ide_unregister_subdriver':
> > drivers/ide/ide.c:2216: warning: implicit declaration of function
> `pnpide_init'
> >
> > I added a simple declaration of pnpide_init to drivers/ide/ide.c
> >
> > Here's a patch against 2.6.7-rc3 - please consider including it (or if
> > that's not the way to do it, then don't) :)
> Better to add the declaration into a header like linux/ide.h that is
> included into both ide.c and ide-pnp.c so that when/if pnpide_init()
> ever changes its prototype you will get a warning during compilation.
> The only good reason to have declarations within .c files is for forward
> declarations of functions only used in the same file.

That makes perfect sense. I actually considered making a header for it,
but since it would contain only a single declaration I abandoned that - I
see now that I should have done that in any case to avoid stuff becomming
out of sync.

Would you like an updated patch ?

Jesper Juhl <>

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