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SubjectRe: [PATCH] get rid if __cpuinit and __cpuexit
On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:12:14 -0700
"Tony Luck" <tony.luck@intel.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 3:30 PM, Arjan van de Ven
> <arjan@infradead.org> wrote:
> > as discussed briefly at the kernel summit; __cpuinit and __cpuexit
> > are causing a ton more complexity than they're worth (just see how
> > many section warnings an average build has);
>
> Nice idea ... but on ia64 I actually see *more* section mismatch
> warnings with this patch applied :-(
>
> generic_defconfig goes up from 6 to 7
> tiger_defconfig rises from 3 to 6

interesting... I don't see how that can be unless the checks originally
had a bug and did not complain about a reference to __init(data) memory
from inside __cpuinit memory...
(in which case my point of this being too complex and fragile is
proven ;-)


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