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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] blackfin: "extern inline" -> "static inline"
On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 12:16:40PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On 10/25/07, Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 08:06:14PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > > Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > >> we'll have to either use the gcc attributes to force old inline
> > >> behavior or use the gcc flag to force it
> > >
> > > We should probably have an extern_inline define then, assuming this is a
> > > function that does exist in a linkable version already -- otherwise "static
> > > inline" is correct.
> >
> > Since we #define inline to be __attribute__((always_inline))
> > "extern inline" with the old semantics would only behave differently
> > if someone took the address of one of these string functions.
>
> that isnt what we intended ;)
>
> > Does this happen anywhere in the blackfin port?
>
> gcc is also free to ignore the optimized inline in favor of an
> external reference

It is not since we #define inline to be __attribute__((always_inline)).

> -mike

cu
Adrian

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