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SubjectRe: Some section mismatch in acpi_processor_power_init on ia64 build
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On Wednesday 29 March 2006 01:09, Luck, Tony wrote:
> I've only just noticed these warnings when building ia64 !SMP or
> !HOTPLUG_CPU
> kernels:
>
> WARNING: drivers/acpi/processor.o - Section mismatch: reference to
> .init.data: from .text between 'acpi_processor_power_init' (at offset
> 0x5040) and 'acpi_processor_power_exit'
> WARNING: drivers/acpi/processor.o - Section mismatch: reference to
> .init.data: from .text between 'acpi_processor_power_init' (at offset
> 0x5050) and 'acpi_processor_power_exit'

These functions need to be marked __cpuinit I guess. I doubt they
run without new CPUs.

>
> According to git bisect, they began with Matt Domsch's "ia64: use i386
> dmi_scan.c"
> patch (commit 3ed3bce8), but it appears that the real issue may be
> further back when
> Ashok Raj marked processor_power_dmi_table as __cpuinitdata in 7ded5689
> with a
> cryptic comment by AK (Andi Kleen?):
> /* Actually this shouldn't be __cpuinitdata, would be better to fix
> the
> callers to only run once -AK */

Yes that's me. What is cryptic?

-Andi
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