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Subject[PATCH -rc7][resend] kthread: Silence bogus section mismatch warning

WARNING: kernel/built-in.o(.text+0x16910): Section mismatch:
reference to .init.text: (between 'kthreadd' and 'init_waitqueue_head')

comes because kernel/kthread.c:kthreadd() is not __init but calls
kthreadd_setup() which is __init. But this is ok, because kthreadd_setup()
is only ever called at init time, and then kthreadd() proceeds into its
"for (;;)" loop. We could mark kthreadd __init_refok, but kthreadd_setup()
with just one callsite and 4 lines in it (it's been that small since
10ab825bdef8df51) doesn't need to be a separate function at all -- so let's
just move those four lines at beginning of kthreadd() itself.

Signed-off-by: Satyam Sharma <>


First discussed in,
and I keep getting this with:

|$ ld -V
|GNU ld version 2.17
| Supported emulations:
| elf_i386
| i386linux
| elf_x86_64

|$ gcc -v
|Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc/i386-pc-linux-gnu/3.4.4/specs
|Configured with: /var/tmp/portage/gcc-3.4.4-r1/work/gcc-3.4.4/configure
|--prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/i386-pc-linux-gnu/gcc-bin/3.4.4
|--host=i386-pc-linux-gnu --build=i386-pc-linux-gnu --disable-altivec
|--enable-nls --without-included-gettext --with-system-zlib --disable-checking
|--disable-werror --disable-libunwind-exceptions --disable-multilib
|--disable-libgcj --enable-languages=c,c++,f77 --enable-shared
|--enable-threads=posix --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-clocale=gnu
|Thread model: posix
|gcc version 3.4.4 (Gentoo 3.4.4-r1, ssp-3.4.4-1.0, pie-8.7.8)

kernel/kthread.c | 12 ++----------
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)


diff -ruNp a/kernel/kthread.c b/kernel/kthread.c
--- a/kernel/kthread.c 2007-06-26 06:33:08.000000000 +0530
+++ b/kernel/kthread.c 2007-06-27 02:57:46.000000000 +0530
@@ -214,23 +214,15 @@ int kthread_stop(struct task_struct *k)

-static __init void kthreadd_setup(void)
+int kthreadd(void *unused)
struct task_struct *tsk = current;

+ /* Setup a clean context for our children to inherit. */
set_task_comm(tsk, "kthreadd");
set_user_nice(tsk, -5);
set_cpus_allowed(tsk, CPU_MASK_ALL);
-int kthreadd(void *unused)
- /* Setup a clean context for our children to inherit. */
- kthreadd_setup();

current->flags |= PF_NOFREEZE;

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