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SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc3-mm1: __attribute__((weak)) considered harmful
On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 19:14:25 +0200
Adrian Bunk <> wrote:

> statistics-infrastructure-make-printk_clock-a-generic-kernel-wide-nsec-resolution.patch
> shows why __attribute__((weak)) is harmful because you don't see if a
> required non-weak implemtation is missing:
> In this case, the weak printk_clock() was renamed to timestamp_clock(),
> but the ARM and i386 implementations weren't renamed...

printk_clock() is sched_clock() in disguise, and I'm not sure that making
sched_clock() more widely available in this fashion is something that we
want to do anyway.

Anyway, the statistics patches have just celebrated their first birthday
and I don't see that they're getting sufficient momentum or interest to
ever get into mainline so I think I'll drop them, sorry.

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